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Just before the Civil War, Dr. Platt H. Skinner, a pioneer educator of people with disabilities, operated three schools for African-American children who were blind, deaf, or both. An ardent abolitionist, Dr. Skinner was forced to move his school twice. The second school, the subject of this book, was located in Suspension Bridge, New York at a terminus of the Underground Railroad, on which Dr. Skinner may have been a conductor. This small book is published in association with the Museum of disABILITY History in hopes that it will raise awareness of the educational challenges that faced minority children with disabilities in the past.