Medical officials and public school administrators worked together to enforce a mandate that students receive the smallpox vaccine in 1855.
Letters from the Pottsville Freedmen’s School in Tennessee – May 1867
In two detailed letters, the teachers at the Pottsville Freedmen's School highlighted their educational efforts in Tennessee.
“New faces” – An April 1867 letter from the Pottsville Freedmen’s School
Fannie A. Couch wrote to Schuylkill County from Tennessee to provide updates about the Freedmen's School she was managing.
“Our work in the school room” – Letter from the Pottsville teachers in Tennessee – March 1867
The teachers from the Pottsville Freedmen's Relief Association penned a letter home to Pennsylvania in March 1867.
A black childhood in Pottsville in the 1930s – Charles H. King, Jr.
Charles H. King, Jr. eloquently described his childhood in Pottsville in his book, "Fire in my Bones."
Pottsville Freedmen’s School teachers arrive in Tennessee – 1867
A newspaper clipping from March 1867 provided an update about the efforts of the Pottsville Freedmen's Relief Association teachers.
Pottsville teachers resign to head south and open school for freedpeople – February 1867
Fannie Couch and Hannah Streeper prepared to leave Schuylkill County to teach black students in Tennessee in 1867.