Palmetto in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lincoln Memorial High School
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.
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 Palmetto Baptist Church/Dr. M.B. Harrison (approx. 1.3 miles away); Palmetto (approx. 1.4 miles away); The 'Old' Palmetto Cemetery (approx. 1½ 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.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Education •
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.