MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

African Free School, engraving

This picture of African Free School #2 is based on a drawing by one of its students named Patrick Reason. He, like many of his fellow students, went on to become a leading abolitionist.

Creator: Patrick Reason

Source: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division/ The New York Public Library.

Produced by CCNMTL, Chase, Teachers College, and CCI