Alice Williamson Diary

Freedmens University

"One of the most salutary effects of the Civil War was the establishment of schools for the children of the freedmen. The first of these was opened in Gallatin in 1864 sponsored by northern philanthropical societies. White faculty members taught the bl ack children. By December 31, 1868, there were five freedmen´┐Żs schools in Sumner; two at Gallatin and one each at Hartsville, Goodlettsville, and Trammel."

(from Durham, Walter T. and James W. Thomas. A Pictorial History of Sumner County, Tennessee 1786-1986. Sumner County Historical Society. Gallatin, Tennessee. 1986. p. 123)

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