In Boston, Massachusetts unveils a statue of educational reformer Horace Mann at the State Capitol
A statue of the education reformer Horace Mann was dedicated outside the State Capitol in Boston, Massachusetts. Mann had been the first head of the state's education board and had revolutionized public education in Massachusetts. Many of his reforms were adopted across the country to the extent that many called him "the father of American public education." He had died in Ohio in 1859. (By John Osborne)
"Inauguration of the Mann Statue," Chicago Tribune, July 6, 1865, p. 1.