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"Public Free Schools! Let every Mother read, and by the facts which these figures below establish . . ."
1882. Broadside. The Library of Virginia

Constitutional Convention. Help Save Our Public Schools.
1901. Broadside. The Library of Virginia. 

Shaping Public Opinion - Images and Documents

The public school system was such an important issue during the 1880s that the influence of mothers was eagerly sought to sway the votes of fathers.

Image of Public Free Schools
Image of The Constitutional Convention