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: www.christianhistoryinstitute.org/today/12/19/ & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Missionary_Fellowship & http://www.briansbits.com/pruning.php