Pit school

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A pit school was a covert school for African American children from the time when they were prevented from receiving an education due to repression and lack of freedom of assembly.[1]

These schools were held at night. A pit would be dug and covered over.[citation needed]

A pit school is referred to in the book Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen.


  1. ^ Kevin Johnson (St. Hope Corporation, former NBA player), on Charlie Rose, June 7, 2005.

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