Boston Blacks urged school integration but were denied. Schools in Massachusetts remained segregated until 1855.
1844 (Jun 24)
At a mass meeting in Boston, Black Americans adopted a resolution declaring that the city's segregated public schools violated the State Constitution. They urged the city's school committee to abolish separate schools and to extend to Black American citizens the right to send their children to the schools established in the respective district in which they resided. Their request was denied and the schools in Massachusetts remained segregated until 1855.