Inside the Vault: The Calhoun School Cyanotype Album

Calhoun School teachers, Alabama, photographed by Richard Riley, ca. 1870-1900 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)With its staff of white and African American teachers, the Calhoun School was not the norm in the Jim Crow South. Read a letter written by Frederick Douglass on Jim Crow practices in education and other professions.