Tag Archives: Palmer School

Lithuanian children at Palmer School, 1910s

Excerpted from “An Immigrant Childhood,” written by Ann Tisckos Wisnosky and republished on Sandy Baksys’ Lithuanians in Springfield web site.   When we started Palmer School, we were looked upon as “those foreign kids” and sometimes called names. Other ethnic groups … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Education, Ethnic groups, Lithuanians, Schools and school districts | Tagged | 2 Comments

First black high school graduate

The Springfield School District, founded in 1854, provided separate schools for whites and blacks for most of its first two decades. One white school was located in each city ward (the city administered the schools), and a separate school was … Continue reading

Posted in African Americans, Education, Ethnic groups, Local government, Schools and school districts, Women | Tagged , | 3 Comments