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April 15, 2013

 

the interior of a mid-nineteenth-century schoolhouse

Advocating For Better Schools

in 1840, 1 in every 10 white citizens in Indiana above the age of 21 could neither read nor write, an illiteracy rate matching that of Mississippi.

October 11, 2010

 

Historic Allen Chapel

Neighborhood Church, Living Monument

While children learned their letters in the basement, Terre Haute's Allen Chapel was home to another sort of underground activity.

February 7, 2005

 

Lincoln’s Sum Book

Abraham Lincoln was a studious young man, though by his own account he had less than a year of formal schooling. A rare artifact from Abe’s school days in Indiana is from a student notebook.

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