Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

Despite the growing number of Catholics in Middleborough for whom Good Friday remained an important religious day during the late 19th century, it was not recognized by the public schools until 1902 when Middleborough High School closed in the afternoon

The Catholic and Episcopal scholars at the high school [in Middleborough] were dismissed at noontime Good Friday, as were the other members of the school. This is the first time that Good Friday was recognized in the public schools.

Boston Daily Globe,
March 29, 1902.


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