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Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Abilene African-American Schools

 
 
Abilene African-American Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 24, 2015
1. Abilene African-American Schools Marker
Inscription.

Historical Marker
This marker honors Abilene’s educational era of Colored–Negro–Black schools from the 1890’s to 1969. The Abilene Public School Board moved the Abilene Colored School to this site at North 8th and Treadaway in 1922.

Notable Events
1890 – Classes were held at Mount Zion Baptist Church.
1923 – Macedonia Baptist Church hosted the first graduation ceremony.
1938 – Abilene Colored High School accredited.
1952-1969 – Elementary, junior and senior high school classes held at Carter G. Woodson Schools.

Dedicated February 26, 1984
 
Erected 1984.
 
Location. 32° 27.411′ N, 99° 43.613′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of N. 8th Street and Treadaway Boulevard (Business U.S. 83), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located near the north entrance to the G.V. Daniels Recreation Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 541 N. 8th St, Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Zion Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Macedonia Baptist Church
Abilene African-American Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 24, 2015
2. Abilene African-American Schools Marker
Near the north entrance to the G.V. Daniels Recreation Center
(about 600 feet away); Abilene Negro High School (about 700 feet away); James Winford Hunt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Claiborne Walker Merchant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Middlebrook Willis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. William & Beatrice Butler House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mexican-American / Americanization School (approx. Ľ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Abilene.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
North Entrance to G.V. Daniels Recreation Center image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 24, 2015
3. North Entrance to G.V. Daniels Recreation Center
View to East Along N. 8th Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 24, 2015
4. View to East Along N. 8th Street
Marker is on right (south) side of street
G.V. Daniels Recreation Center image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 24, 2015
5. G.V. Daniels Recreation Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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