Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
The collection consists of three ledgers from Colored School No. 1. The Admissions Book, (1882-1897) contains the names of the students, their ages, addresses, grades and parents' names. The Discharge Book (1882-1897) lists the students' names, class number, reason for leaving, andremarks. The Sign-in Book is the registration for visitorsentering the building (1893-1911) and includes such individuals as T. McCants Stewart, a black attorney and member of the New York City Board of Education, and BookerT. Washington.
The collection contains a scrapbook compiled between 1976 and 1977 by David Samuel, former principal of P.S. 67,the successor to Colored School No. 1. The scrapbook includes photocopies of photographs of the original building and of prominent people associated with the school, a brief history of the school and faculty, as wellas information about other colored schools in Brooklyn, and blacks and education during the late 19th century.
Colored School No. 1 in the Fort Greene Section of Brooklyn, New York, founded in 1827, was preceded by the African Free School. Following the establishment of the public school system in Brooklyn in 1850, the African FreeSchool was incorporated into the system and renamed Colored School No. 1. In 1887 following the end of the segregated schools in Brooklyn, the Colored Schools were renamed, and Colored School No. 1 became Public School 67.
Controlled Access Terms
- Colored School No. 1 (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
- African American elementary schools -- New York (State) -- NewYork.
- Schools -- New York (State) -- New York.
- African American students -- New York (State) -- New York.