Colonial Church and School Society
The Colonial Church and School Society (CCSS) sent ministers to British Columbia in order to provide spiritual necessities to, primarily, the English-speaking settlers. One of the best known ministers sent to BC by the CCSS was Reverend William Burton Crickmer.1
The CCSS was also responsible for establishing the “Mission to Fugitive Slaves in Canada” in 1854, which included the Reverend Thomas Hughes. The society also founded a racially integrated school in London, Canada West. Due to the continuous protest against segregationist education from Black leaders in this community, the CCSS continued to establish these types of schools, the most known, still today, is the mission school in Dresden, Germany.2
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