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Sunday, March 25, 2012
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Legislature Guarantees Access to Public Schools





On this day in 1845, the Massachusetts legislature guaranteed that every child in the state would have access to a public school. One source of pressure on the lawmakers was a petition submitted by a group of black Nantucketers. Accustomed to the relative equality they enjoyed aboard whaling ships, the island's blacks were unwilling to accept inferior...
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