Maria W. Stewart (1803-1879)

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Maria W. Stewart (1803-1879)

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After Maria Stewart left Boston, she taught school in New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. In or near the capital, Stewart taught for five years in freedmen's schools, after which she worked as a matron at the Freedmen's Hospital.

See Ronald E. Butchart, "'We Best Can Instruct Our Own People': New York's African Americans in the Freedmen's Schools, 1861-1875," Afro-Americans in New York Life and History (January 1988), 27-49.


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