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In the era of U.S. slavery, it was illegal for African-Americans in many parts of the country — both enslaved and free — to learn to read and write.

But millions who were denied that right understood the power of education. By the late 19th century, there were dozens of black colleges in the United States.

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A new environmental charter school is located on the campus of Paul Quinn College in southern Dallas. Officials say the partnership between a public elementary school and private college is a first in Texas.