WFSU Documentary & Public Affairs

African American Education After Civil War in North Florida

Clip | 1m 56s

In this excerpt from the WFSU documentary series Florida Footprints, we look at the start of educational opportunities in North Florida for African American's following the Civil War. Local educator John G. Riley is featured. He was born into slavery, but but by 1893 became the first black principal of Lincoln Academy in Tallahassee.

Aired: 01/18/18

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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