Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

New York African Free School

Founded by the New York Manumission Society in 1787, the school started as a single-room schoolhouse with 40 students. Their goal was to educate black children, many of whom were the children of slaves. When it became a part of the New York City public school system in 1935, the school had taught thousands of children.