THE COLORED SCHOOL––STAMPEDE––It may not be generally known to our readers that a white man, named Patrick Farrell, has recently been placed as teacher in the colored school on Liberty street, by the Board of Education.––This action has caused no little excitement among the colored population who have been in the habit of sending their children to that school. At a meeting of the Board of Education last night, it was stated that there were only two scholars in attendance at that school on Friday last, and on Monday there were but three––the colored people refusing to send their children tone instructed by a white man––The Board we understand, was compelled to place a white man there, as no colored teacher could be obtained immediately, suitable for that station. The Clerk of the Board is now in correspondence with several from abroad, one of whom will undoubtedly be engaged shortly. Therefore, in order to keep the [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] the Board is bound to do, the [illegible] of Mr. Farrell was made a [illegible] duty, and he was [illegible] of that school for three months from the 1st of Sept. of a salary of $300 per [illegible].

  It was also stated at the meeting that [illegible] the colored people [illegible] their [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] school-masters [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] building. "It is to be [illegible] that the [illegible] may be amicably arranged'––Troy [illegible].


"The Colored School - Stampede," Rochester (NY) Frederick Douglass' Paper, September 21, 1855, p. 1.

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