Controversy Regarding Thomas Paul

Regarding Thomas Paul — On Saturday last, Mr. Thomas Paul, Principal of the Smith School, was presented with a magnificent Bible by the pupils of the colored grammar school in Providence, R.I., of which he has been for some time past the master …. We have no doubt that Mr. Paul is deserving of such a tribute, and we are pleased to record that fact in our columns; but we regret that he left Povidence to place himself at the head of the Smith School in this city, on invitation of a caste-perpetuating school committee, and in opposition to the wishes and feelings of an overwhelming majority of our colored citizens. (Liberator , Novemeber 11, 1849, pg 3)

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