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Living in Transition: Blacks in the Nation’s Capital

By

Kathy I. Jenkins

1807

The Bell School in Washington, D. C., the first school for Blacks, was founded by free Blacks, George Bell, Nicholas Franklin, and Moses Liverpool.

1810

Englishwoman, Mrs. Mary Billings, opened the first school for Blacks in Georgetown.

1816

Blacks established Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, the first Black Methodist Church in Washington, D. C.

1827

Maria Becraft, a Black woman, formed a seminary school for Black girls in Georgetown.

1843

John F. Cook, the first Black Presbyterian minister in D. C., began 15th Street Presbyterian Church.

1848

Chased by another steamer, 77 Blacks boarded the Schooner Pearl and made an unsuccessful attempt to leave D. C. and sail for freedom.

 

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HUAN 6 
November 2000