Palmetto in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lincoln Memorial High School
Lincoln Memorial High School was established in 1949 and served as the only public high school in Manatee County to allow colored children to attend until it closed in 1969 in order to complete the desegregation of Manatee County's public school system. In the early 1900s, Garfield Devoe Rogers together with the Colored Law and Order Organization and Black residents of Manatee County purchased land to house the first school for colored children in Bradenton. Named Lincoln Academy, the school educated students up to eighth grade. In 1930, grades nine through twelve were added to the curriculum. In 1945, due to the increase of colored residents in Manatee County, the Manatee County Board of Public Instruction created Lincoln High School in the Town of Manatee. The former Lincoln Academy became Bradenton Elementary School.
I'm so glad I'm from L M High. Singing glory hallelujah. Trojans Forever.
Erected 2011 by The Lincoln Memorial High Alumni Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1949.
Location. 27° 31.698′ N, 82° 33.686′ W. Marker is in Palmetto, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is at the intersection of 17th Street East and 3rd Avenue East, on the right when traveling east on 17th Street East. Marker is in front of Lincoln Memorial Middle School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 17th Street East, Palmetto FL 34221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Old Memphis Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Site of Atwood Grove and Origin of World's 1st Pink Grapefruit / (approx. one mile away); Palmetto's Schools (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Palmetto Armory (approx. 1.1 miles away); Woman’s Club of Palmetto (approx. 1.2 miles away); T.P. Winter Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Plymouth (approx. 1.2 miles away); In Memory Of All Veterans (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmetto.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 175 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.