- Fighting in the Schoolyard
January 10, 1873 AUGUSTA, Virginia African-Americans, Crime/Violence, Education, Race-Relations, Women
The schoolyard of the Colored Academy at Pine River was alive with excitement on the afternoon of the tenth of January, 1873. George Green, a sturdy young man of around eighteen years, attempted to kiss the little bronze beauty Roberta. When Professor Thomas Henaforth discovered what had transpired outside of his school, he set out to punish the mischievous youth. At four o'clock in the afternoon,...