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1  As I have stated, it was a whole race trying to go to school.
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2  The time that I was permitted to attend school during the day was short, and my attendance was irregular.
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3  Before going to school it had never occurred to me that it was needful or appropriate to have an additional name.
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4  When, however, I found myself at the school for the first time, I also found myself confronted with two other difficulties.
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5  The opening of the school in the Kanawha Valley, however, brought to me one of the keenest disappointments that I ever experienced.
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6  It was soon learned that he possessed considerable education, and he was engaged by the coloured people to teach their first school.
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7  I got the idea that the way for me to reach school on time was to move the clock hands from half-past eight up to the nine o'clock mark.
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8  One day, while at work in the coal-mine, I happened to overhear two miners talking about a great school for coloured people somewhere in Virginia.
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9  About this time the question of having some kind of a school opened for the coloured children in the village began to be discussed by members of the race.
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10  The schoolhouse was some distance from the furnace, and as I had to work till nine o'clock, and the school opened at nine, I found myself in a difficulty.
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11  The disappointment was made all the more severe by reason of the fact that my place of work was where I could see the happy children passing to and from school mornings and afternoons.
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12  As it would be the first school for Negro children that had ever been opened in that part of Virginia, it was, of course, to be a great event, and the discussion excited the wildest interest.
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13  This experience of a whole race beginning to go to school for the first time, presents one of the most interesting studies that has ever occurred in connection with the development of any race.
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14  I had been working in a salt-furnace for several months, and my stepfather had discovered that I had a financial value, and so, when the school opened, he decided that he could not spare me from my work.
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15  In fact, I do not remember that up to the time of going to school I had ever worn any kind of covering upon my head, nor do I recall that either I or anybody else had even thought anything about the need of covering for my head.
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16  This is so to such an extent that Negroes in this country, who themselves or whose forefathers went through the school of slavery, are constantly returning to Africa as missionaries to enlighten those who remained in the fatherland.
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17  Finally I won, and was permitted to go to the school in the day for a few months, with the understanding that I was to rise early in the morning and work in the furnace till nine o'clock, and return immediately after school closed in the afternoon for at least two more hours of work.
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