The First Sunday School

This Day in History: December 19, 1790
“The First Day Society, a Sunday school organization,” was created in Philadelphia this day in 1790.
“In 18th century…education was reserved for a minority… The wealthy educated their children privately. Other children got no formal education, typically working alongside their parents six days a week, sometimes more than 13 hours a day…Using the Bible as their textbook, (Sunday schools) taught them to read and write.”
Sources: & &