La Grange in Oldham County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Lagrange Training School / Rosenwald Schools
Resenwald Schools. Site of one of the 158 Rosenwald Schools constructed in Kentucky between 1917 & 1932. The one-room schoolhouse provided an education for African American children required to attend segregated schools. This program grew out of Booker T. Washington’s vision for educational reform & his partnership with philanthropist Julius Rosenwald.
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. Presented by Oldham County Historical Society and Oldham County Tourism & Conventions. (Marker Number 2418.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
Location. 38° 24.862′ N, 85° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 425 N 1st St, La Grange KY 40031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Funk Seminary Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Oldham County, 1824 (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Berry Taylor of Spring Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); James and Amanda Mount Home / J.C. Barnett Library and Archives (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); 104 East Main Street (approx. half a mile away); Colonel William Oldham (approx. half a mile away); A Masonic Leader (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
Also see . . . Rosenwald Schools in Kentucky. PDF file. 1997 report by Alicestyne Turley-Adams. Excerpt:
Rosenwald Schools had an immediate impact on white school districts. White county school officials were stimulated by the example of these new, neatly built buildings and sought financial aid from Rosenwald to build schools in their communities. While Rosenwald always turned down their requests for financial aid, he did make school floor plans available to anyone who wished to use them. Communities seeking to build Rosenwald Schools were required to follow mandatory architectural building standards and the schools had to be built according(Submitted on July 3, 2019.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Education •
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on July 3, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.