um... yayyyyyyyyyy, education!
mostly this chapter is factual data or anecdotal quotes, and so there's not a whole lot to say. the only thing that it really gets me wondering about is if the education that the people mentioned were working and hoping for was any better than emancipation or suffrage. which is kind of a stretch at a question. i guess, it's just like... "this was just a pipe dream, and this wasn't as great as they expected it to be, but education was really great... it could have been revolutionary, and the struggle for it brought people together... okay now to another chapter." i guess there's not really much critique one can do on the quest for education. i'm curious what kinds of educations black people got. it seems to mostly focus on their quests to learn how to read, and the reading was generally focussed on webster's spelling book and the bible... and so what was gotten out of it?