Near Plains in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
William Decker Johnson, bishop of the A.M.E. Church, became the most prominent person in Archery. He came here with the purpose of establishing a school for black youth lacking the resources for an education. The Johnson Home Industrial College opened its doors in 1912 and offered technical classes aiding students to obtain jobs. This school offered male and female students primary, high school, collegiate, and vocational classes. Bishop Johnsonís efforts for the cause of education had many faithful supporters who helped the school to flourish. Bishop Johnson is buried in the St. Mark A.M.E. Church cemetery.
Location. Marker has been reported Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Plains GA 31780, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Jimmy Carter's Boyhood Farm (approx. half a mile away); Jimmy Carter Slept Here (approx. half a mile away); Always a Reckoning (approx. half a mile away); The Earl and Lillian Carter Home (approx. half a mile away); Tennis Court (approx. half a mile away); Winds of Change (approx. half a mile away); The Carter Family Garden (approx. half a mile away); Legacy of an Outdoor Childhood (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plains.
More about this marker. The marker was erected sometime in the 1990s, and probably disappeared in 2010 or 2011.
Regarding Archery, Georgia. The Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm, now part of the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, is approximately one-quarter mile east of the marker.
Also see . . . Link to a site with photo of marker. (Submitted on June 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Education • Settlements & Settlers •
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