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Newport in Campbell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Southgate Street School

 
 
Southgate Street School Marker, side one image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 1, 2019
1. Southgate Street School Marker, side one
Inscription.  In 1870, the Newport City Council purchased property for a school for African Americans, and three years later a frame house was constructed. Elizabeth Hudson was appointed first African American teacher at salary of $35 per month. Two major events of 1893 were school’s first commencement and second floor addition. High school closed, 1921.

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 AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location.
Southgate Street School Marker, side two image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 1, 2019
2. Southgate Street School Marker, side two
39° 5.683′ N, 84° 29.609′ W. Marker is in Newport, Kentucky, in Campbell County. Marker is on East Southgate Street east of Saratoga Street, on the left when traveling east. 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.
 
Southgate Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 1, 2019
3. Southgate Street School Marker
Southgate Street School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 1, 2019
4. Southgate Street School and Marker
Newport History Museum @ the Southgate Street School, Nov. 2017 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 1, 2019
5. Newport History Museum @ the Southgate Street School, Nov. 2017
 
 
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.
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