The"Colored Schoolhouses"of Harford County
by Richard Sherrill and Doug Washburn

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Until 1964, African-American children and white children went to separate schools in Harford County. In 1964, peaceful desegregation of Harford County Public Schools was accomplished. These schools, some of which dated back to the late 1860s, were no longer used as public schools. Up into the 1960s, "colored" was a widely used legal and colloquial term to reference African-American people, but in recent years, its use has stopped. The map below uses the word "colored" in its historical context.


Photographs of African-American Sites in Harford County
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