Greenville in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Fred Douglass Elementary School
This school was established in the early 1900s in the historic East Hill Community of Greenville. Known as East Colored School, it was one of three schools that were established for blacks to attend during segregation. The school was renamed Fred Douglass in 1928 when the new school building was built. This was also the site of the original Colored School Building, the foundation of which is embedded into the ground. The school taught grades 1 through 8 for the black community. In 1930, Mary J. Morris was named principal at the school, making her the first African American woman to hold that position in Greenville. The school building is a one story light brick building.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2014
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17939.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
Location. 33° 8.041′ N, 96° 5.761′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Texas, in Hunt County Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville TX 75401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin D. Martin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lallie P. Carlisle (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Hal C. Horton Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenville Cotton Compress (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mary Jim Morris (approx. half a mile away); Site of Phillips Field/Majors Stadium (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kavanaugh Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ende-Gaillard House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
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