Kalamazoo’s Colored School (1861-1871)

Lynn Houghton and Regina Gorham

Kalamazoo’s Colored School (1861-1871)

Among the many mysteries in Kalamazoo’s history was the existence of a separate school for the community’s African-American children, located on North Street between 1861 and 1871. Lynn Houghton, Regional History Curator at the Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections, and Regina Gorham, Collections Manager at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, share what they have discovered so far in trying to piece together the puzzle that has intrigued many people for years.

Recorded 02/27/2018

Presented at Kalamazoo Public Library on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Categories: Authors @ KPL; Kalamazoo History; Timely Topics

Tags: author; black history; education; history; kalamazoo; segregation

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