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Del Rio in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Langston School

 
 
Langston School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, September 5, 2021
1. Langston School Marker
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San Felipe ISD operated a school for African American students for a short time in the 1930s and again from 1945-56. Langston School on de la Rosa street was named for Langston Hughes, notable writer of the Harlem Renaissance. San Felipe ISD bought the property in 1934 and built a two-room schoolhouse, consisting of one classroom and a smaller storeroom. Sparse records indicate no principal for Langston and one teacher at a time, who taught up to thirty students in grades one to eight. Those wishing to attend high school went to Del Rio’s Tarver School or as far as San Antonio or Houston. Langston School did have a parent-teacher association (PTA). As the school district integrated, Langston closed in 1957.
 
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17559.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
 
Location. 29° 21.824′ N, 100° 53.109′ W. Marker is in Del Rio, Texas, in Val Verde County. Marker is at the intersection of
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De La Rosa Street and Plaza Avanue, on the right when traveling east on De La Rosa Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1108 De La Rosa Street, Del Rio TX 78840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Camp Del Rio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fiz (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Michie (approx. ¼ mile away); Val Verde County (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Army Camel Corps (approx. 0.4 miles away); San Felipe Independent School District (approx. 0.4 miles away); San Felipe High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Glenn-Dowe House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Del Rio.
 
Langston School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, September 5, 2021
2. Langston School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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