Newport in Campbell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Southgate Street School
In 1955, a desegregation program was submitted to the school board and the school was dissolved. All African American students through eleventh grade could then attend Newport schools. Twelfth-grade students continued at William Grant, and teachers went on to positions in other Newport schools.
Erected 2001 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. Presented by Newport Lodge No. 120. O.E.S. Newport Chapter No. 105, and the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission. (Marker Number 2071.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 E Southgate St, Newport KY 41071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General James Taylor Home (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Tommygun” Inventor (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Black Brigade of Cincinnati (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); Cincinnati's German Heritage (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); The Sultana (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); The Irish in Cincinnati (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); 1749 French Claims to Ohio River Valley (approx. half a mile away in Ohio); Bicentennial Commons at Sawyer Point (approx. half a mile away in Ohio). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 9, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.