Jacob Yoder

JacobJacob Yoder, a Mennonite from Pennsylvania who established Lynchburg’s first Freedmen’s Bureau school for African American children, poses here with a colleague and pupils in the early 1870s.

Courtesy of Samuel Horst and the Lynchburg Public Library

Jacob Yoder Program

At the end of the 1866 spring term, Jacob Yoder’s pupils held a “Program of Exhibition.” In his diary Jacob Yoder recorded that the event was well attended by the community and was “eminently a success.”

Courtesy of the Library of Virginia and the Lynchburg Public library

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