“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Smith Robertson School

Smith Robertson School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Griot Mila, October 27, 2015
1. Smith Robertson School Marker
Inscription. Built in 1894 as Jackson's first public school for black students. Commonly known as the "Mother School," it was named for Smith Robertson, a respected community leader, and Jackson's first black city alderman. Among the school's graduates is author Richard Wright. Smith Robertson School was closed in 1971 and renovated in 1984.
Erected 2000 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Location. 32° 18.323′ N, 90° 11.179′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bloom Street and Dr. Jessie Mosley Street. Click for map. The marker is in front of what is now the Smith Robertson Museum & Cultural Center. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson MS 39202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Alamo Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trumpet Records (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S.S. Mississippi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greyhound Bus Station (approx. mile away); Monument to Women of the Confederacy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Capitol Rally (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ace Records (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Griot Mila of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on , by Griot Mila of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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