Steamboat School

Steamboat School

Inspired by A True Story, St. Louis, Missouri: 1847

Book - 2016
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In 1847 St. Louis, Missouri, when a new law against educating African Americans forces Reverend John to close his school, he finds an ingenious solution to the new state law by moving his school to a steamboat in the Mississippi River. Includes author's note on Reverend John Berry Meachum, a minister, entrepreneur, and educator who fought tirelessly for the rights of African Americans.
Published: Los Angeles ;, New York :, Disney-Hyperion,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781423121961
Branch Call Number: E HOP
Characteristics: 36 unnumbered pages :,illustrations ;,27 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Husband, Ron - Illustrator


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Sep 27, 2017

I really loved this! It brought to life the encyclopedia listings of Reverend Meachum's accomplishments! Highly recommend for all St. Louisans!

AL_LAURA Jul 30, 2017

A story about one pastor's fight against the 1847 Missouri law prohibiting the education of African Americans.


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