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Published by the Museum of disABILITY History, People Inc., and People Ink Press
Just before the Civil War, Dr. Platt H. Skinner, a pioneer educator of the disabled, operated three schools for African-American children who were blind, deaf, or both. An ardent abolitionist, Dr. Skinner was forced to move his school twice. The second school, the subject of this newly released book, "Dr. Skinner's Remarkable School for 'Colored Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Children' 1857-1860", was located in Suspension Bridge, New York at a terminus of the Underground Railroad, on which Dr. Skinner may have been a conductor. This small book is published in association with the Museum of disABILITY History in the hopes that it will raise awareness of the educational challenges that faced minority children with disabilities in the past. Available at the Museum of disABILITY History Store (3826 Main Street, Amherst), and on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.