Schooled by Youtube: Heads of Hate #20: James A. Garfield

0 Posted by - February 20, 2018 - Video

In a video posted on The Black History School, we learn more about James Abram Garfield was president for less than a year, but he made progress by implementing civil rights for Blacks. He proposed a universal education system that would be funded by the federal government and he appointed several Blacks including Frederick Douglass to federal positions. His decisions seemed noble, but Garfield’s intentions were less about civil rights and more about Blacks becoming America’s permanent peasantry.

 

 

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