Building the Future: White Women, Black Education, and Civic Inclusion in Antebellum Ohio

  title={Building the Future: White Women, Black Education, and Civic Inclusion in Antebellum Ohio},
  author={Kabria Baumgartner},
  journal={Journal of the Early Republic},
  pages={117 - 145}
This essay traces the origins of the Ohio Ladies’ Education Society, an organization committed to the cause of both radical abolition and African American education in antebellum Ohio. From 1838 to 1848, this organization filed petitions for common school reform, raised funds to support black independent schools, and recruited and compensated teachers who taught in Ohio’s black settlements. This essay argues that the white female leadership of the Ohio Ladies’ Education Society was drawn to the… 
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