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Slave School in Greensburg, KY

In 1816 a notice was served to a slave named Joe, the property of W. Barret's heirs: Joe was ordered to close the school he had started for slaves. If he refused, upon conviction he was to receive 15 lashes, as would any slave who assembled to be educated at Joe's school.

Information taken from the first record book of the Trustees For The Town of Greensburg, p. 79. For more see "To Stop A School," Green County Review, vol. II, issue 4 (1979), p. 59. Published by the Green County Historical Society, Box 276, Greensburg, Kentucky 42743. See also entries for African American Schools in the NKAA Database.

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