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  • Horace's Childhood-Early 1800's
  • Early 1800's
  • My family is wealthy and send me to a prep school.
  • Well, that does not seem fair.
  • My family is poor, so I don't go to school.
  • Early 1800's
  • Hmmm...so you have to be white and wealthy to receive and education?
  • I am not allowed to have an education because of my skin.
  • They don't have a problem with my skin color.
  • Horace Mann was born on May 4, 1976 in Franklin Massachusetts. As a boy, he only received 10 weeks of education and worked on the family farm the rest of his childhood. 
  • Early 1800's
  • Duh
  • In the early 1800's, few children received schooling and the ones who did usually were sent to an expensive prep school or hired a tutor. There were few public schools for poor children.
  • 1820's-Steps Taken
  • During this time, African Americans also were not allowed to receive an education.
  • Mid 1800's
  • It was also rare for girls to receive an education. Many children were not being educated and were causing trouble on the streets. Harace Mann realized this and knew change needed to be made.
  • I can't receive an education because I'm a girl.
  • WHITE, WEALTHY, AND A BOY...this is crazy!
  • Mann becomes Massachusetts’s supervisor of education. He said “Our means of education are the grand machinery by which the raw material of human nature can be worked up into inventors and discoverers, into skilled artisans and scientific farmers” People responded by paying taxes to be put towards education.
  •  “Our means of education are the grand machinery by which the raw material of human nature can be worked up into inventors and discoverers, into skilled artisans and scientific farmers” 
  • Because of your message, we are putting up public schools in every town of New York!
  • Oberlin College became first college to admit men and women. When first public universities were opened, most admitted girls. He also became president of a college and accepted African Americans, whites, and poor.
  • Horace! Thank you so much! 
  • You are very welcome. Use your education to make a difference!
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