Written by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Virgie was always begging to go to school with the boys. Finally, it was agreed that “girls need to read and write and do ‘rithmetic’ too” and that Virgie was finally old enough to join the boys on the 7 mile journey to the school started by the Quakers. Like the boys, Virgie was free and she deserved to go to school too.
Excited about all she learned, Virgie declared that when she returned home after being away all week that she would teach her parents all she had learned. “That way might seem like they’ve been to school too. Learning to be free. Just like us.” Read more >>
Originally posted on May 15, 2021.