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Of origins as humble as Lincoln’s, Johnson had moved as a youth from his birthplace in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Greeneville, Tennessee, where he became the proprietor of a tailor shop. Self-educated with the help of his wife, he had served as mayor, congressman, governor, and senator, then as military governor of Tennessee before he became vice president. ” He also 668 • RECONSTRUCTION: NORTH AND SOUTH (CH. 18) shared the racist attitudes of most white yeomen. ” Some of the Radicals at first thought Johnson, unlike Lincoln, to be one of them.
The general resistance among the former slaveholding class to new education initiatives forced the freed slaves to rely on northern assistance or take their own initiative. A Mississippi Freedmen’s Bureau agent noted in 1865 that when he told a gathering of some 3,000 former slaves that they “were to have the advantages of schools and education, their joy knew no bounds. ” African-American churches and individuals helped raise the money and often built the schools and paid the teachers. Soldiers who had acquired some literacy skills often served as the teachers, and the students included adults as well as children.
In general, however, unity rather than dissension prevailed, and blacks focused on common concerns such as full equality under the law. Brought suddenly into politics in times that tried the most skilled of statesmen, many African Americans served with distinction. Nonetheless, the derisive label “black Reconstruction” used by later critics exaggerates The Reconstructed South • 683 African-American Political Figures of the Reconstruction Blanche K. S. Senate. Frederick Douglass (center) was a major figure in the abolitionist movement.