In 1843, Washington entered Dartmouth College where he was the only Black student enrolled and only the tenth Black student admitted since the school's opening, in 1769. In 1845, the faculty of the College agreed to admit students regardless of race and ethnicity. The policy shift was covered in newspapers across the U.S., included this brief report from the October, 28, 1845 issue of the Baltimore Sun.

List of Freedman's Banks