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Lincoln Memorial High School

 
 
Lincoln Memorial High School Marker Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 29, 2017
1. Lincoln Memorial High School Marker Side 1
Inscription. (side 1)
Lincoln Memorial High School was established in 1949 and served as the only public high school in Manatee County to allow colored children to attend until it closed in 1969 in order to complete the desegregation of Manatee County's public school system. In the early 1900s, Garfield Devoe Rogers together with the Colored Law and Order Organization and Black residents of Manatee County purchased land to house the first school for colored children in Bradenton. Named Lincoln Academy, the school educated students up to eighth grade. In 1930, grades nine through twelve were added to the curriculum. In 1945, due to the increase of colored residents in Manatee County, the Manatee County Board of Public Instruction created Lincoln High School in the Town of Manatee. The former Lincoln Academy became Bradenton Elementary School.
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(side 2)
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In 1944, the Trustees of Memorial High School of Palmetto, Florida led by Mrs. Arjancy C. Moss purchased this land to construct a school for colored students. In 1949, the two schools were consolidated into Lincoln Memorial High School, the only public high school for colored children in Manatee County. In 1954, with Brown vs. The Topeka Board of Education,
Lincoln Memorial High School Marker Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 29, 2017
2. Lincoln Memorial High School Marker Side 2
the United States Supreme Court declared the racial segregation of public facilities, including schools, to violate the United States Constitution, and ordered the desegregation of America's public school system. In June of 1969, Lincoln Memorial High School was one of the most important places in the life of Manatee County's colored community creating future leaders, educators, public servants and athletes who have served their community with dedication and pride.

I'm so glad I'm from L M High. Singing glory hallelujah. Trojans Forever.
 
Erected 2011 by The Lincoln Memorial High Alumni Association.
 
Location. 27° 31.698′ N, 82° 33.686′ W. Marker is in Palmetto, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is at the intersection of 17th Street East and 3rd Avenue East, on the right when traveling east on 17th Street East. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Lincoln Memorial Middle School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 17th Street East, Palmetto FL 34221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Memphis Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Site of Atwood Grove and Origin of World's 1st Pink Grapefruit / (approx. one mile away); The Plymouth
Lincoln Memorial High School Marker looking west image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 29, 2017
3. Lincoln Memorial High School Marker looking west
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Palmetto Baptist Church/Dr. M.B. Harrison (approx. 1.3 miles away); Palmetto (approx. 1.4 miles away); The 'Old' Palmetto Cemetery (approx. 1 miles away); Craig Sugar Mill Chimney (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gamble Sugar Cane Mill (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmetto.
 
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Lincoln Memorial Middle School from marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 29, 2017
4. Lincoln Memorial Middle School from marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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