1790Teacher Joseph Moore educated children at his home from 1790 until 1842.People and Communities, Government and Public Service, African American History, Education

Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, P22
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In addition to public schools, private homes were sometimes used to educate children. Joseph Moore taught in public schools, as well as in his own home. His account book reveals that he taught not only white males, but also African Americans, including Cato and Zacharia Freeman, the sons of the formerly enslaved Robin Freeman, and several girls. Moore was paid in firewood or cash for his services.

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