Howard Hall, built at Berea College around 1869, was constructed through an $18,000 grant from the U.S. Freedmen's Bureau. Berea was the only integrated private college in Kentucky, until a 1904 law made it illegal for whites and blacks to be educated together.
Howard Hall, built at Berea College around 1869, was constructed through an $18,000 grant from the U.S. Freedmen's Bureau. Berea was the only integrated private college in Kentucky, until a 1904 law made it illegal for whites and blacks to be educated together. Photo courtesy of Berea College
Howard Hall, built at Berea College around 1869, was constructed through an $18,000 grant from the U.S. Freedmen's Bureau. Berea was the only integrated private college in Kentucky, until a 1904 law made it illegal for whites and blacks to be educated together. Photo courtesy of Berea College

Black History Month: Newly emancipated slaves eagerly enrolled in Freedmen’s schools

February 03, 2013 6:35 AM