During the Reconstruction period, African-Americans were granted newfound freedoms, butwere forced to fend for themselves in applyingthose freedoms. Through the process of battlingwhite oppression, African-Americansrevolutionized their own society, politically,socially, and economically
To newly freed slaves, education was crucial totruly having freedom and pride, as it would givethem the same opportunities that whites had, butit also provided an entrance point for aspiringfreedmen politicians that tied together newlyformed communities.
Education: Backbone of African- American society.
African-American communities aggregated around schools.
Provided African-Americans with sameopportunities