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Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Colored Memorial School and Risley High School

 
 
Colored Memorial School and Risley High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 2008
1. Colored Memorial School and Risley High School Marker
Inscription.  

Brunswick's first public school for African Americans opened in 1870 as the Freedmen's School, later changed to Risley School to honor Captain Douglas Gilbert Risley, who raised funds for the school's construction. In 1923 the adjacent building, Colored Memorial High School, was built and named to honor African-American veterans in World War I. In 1936 Risley High School was built on the site of the 1870 Freedmen's School and remained in service until 1955 when a new Risley High School was constructed. Both the Colored Memorial School and Risley High School are landmarks of African-American education in Glynn County.
 
Erected 2004 by Georgia Historical Society, the Glynn County Board of Education, and the Risley Alumni Association, Inc. (Marker Number 63-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
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31° 9.293′ N, 81° 29.454′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Albany Street near H Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Albany Street, Brunswick GA 31520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glynn County War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Glynn County (approx. ¼ mile away); Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 -1902 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Glynn County Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Glynn County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brunswick First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Machen Square East (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bernice Echols Grant (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
 
Colored Memorial School and Risley High School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2008
2. Colored Memorial School and Risley High School Marker
Colored Memorial School and Risley High School Marker, with the High School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Colored Memorial School and Risley High School Marker, with the High School
Colored Memorial School (the Elementary School) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Colored Memorial School (the Elementary School)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,021 times since then and 89 times this year. Last updated on November 19, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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