Fort Jackson, Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Jackson Elementary School / Hood Street Elementary School
Fort Jackson Elementary School was one of the first public schools in S.C. to desegregate when classes began on September 3, 1963. The first school on post and one of the first permanent buildings at Fort Jackson, it was built in only three months. A new federal policy required all schools on military bases to admit African-American students instead of sending them to separate schools off-base.
Hood Street Elementary School
This school opened under Principal Thomas Silvester with nine civilian teachers and 245 students in Grades 1-6. A newspaper article described it as “operated without regard to race, creed or color.” Fort Jackson Elementary School, later renamed Hood Street Elementary School after additional schools opened on post, has served the families of Fort Jackson servicemen and servicewomen for more than 45 years.
Erected 2009 by Fort Jackson, United States Army. (Marker Number 40-??.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings
Location. 34° 0.603′ N, 80° 56.024′ W. Marker is in Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Lee Street near Hood Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridge at Remagen Stone (approx. 0.6 miles away); 31st Inf Division (approx. 0.6 miles away); 30th Inf Division (approx. 0.7 miles away); 8th Infantry Division (approx. 0.7 miles away); 4th Infantry Division (approx. ¾ mile away); 106th Inf Division (approx. 0.8 miles away); 108th Division (approx. 0.8 miles away); Darby Field (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Jackson, Columbia.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 6, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.