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Colored Memorial School and Risley High School

 
 
Colored Memorial School and Risley High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2008
1. Colored Memorial School and Risley High School Marker
Inscription. Brunswick's first public school for African Americans opened in 1870 as the Freedmen's School, later changed to Risley School to honor Captain Douglas Gilbert Risley, who raised funds for the school's construction. In 1923 the adjacent building, Colored Memorial High School, was built and named to honor African-American veterans in World War I. In 1936 Risley High School was built on the site of the 1870 Freedmen's School and remained in service until 1955 when a new Risley High School was constructed. Both the Colored Memorial School and Risley High School are landmarks of African-American education in Glynn County.
 
Erected 2004 by Georgia Historical Society, the Glynn County Board of Education, and the Risley Alumni Association, Inc. (Marker Number 63-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 9.293′ N, 81° 29.454′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Albany Street near H Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Albany Street, Brunswick GA 31520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Colored Memorial School and Risley High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2008
2. Colored Memorial School and Risley High School Marker
. Glynn County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Glynn County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 -1902 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brunswick's "Liberty Ships" (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lanier's Oak (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Lanier's Oak (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sidney Lanier (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Brunswick.
 
Also see . . .  Glynn County. Colored Memorial School and Risley High School (Submitted on September 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationWar, World I
 
Colored Memorial School and Risley High School Marker, with the High School image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Colored Memorial School and Risley High School Marker, with the High School
Colored Memorial School (the Elementary School) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Colored Memorial School (the Elementary School)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,519 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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