Hello everyone, for this post I am going to talk with you all about The Freedmen’s Bureau. I mentioned the Bureau in my analysis post last week, but I wanted to focus more on their contributions to education during the war this week. With the plethora of reforms that the educational systems of the North and South underwent after the Civil War, there was a greater necessity for advocates to assist with the changes.
The Freedmen’s Bureau was formed at the end of the war in 1865. Their goal was to assist those who had been most affected by the war, primarily in the South. Some of their greatest contributions were the establishment of many colleges and their assistance with food and medicine. The Bureau shows that, while the Civil War brought about many transformations in society, there was still a lot of healing and growth that needed to occur in order to reunify the nation.