John William Bate
Original site of Bate High School, built 1912 and named in honor of its founder, John William Bate. Born a slave in Louisville, Bate received an AB from Berea College in 1881 and and AM in 1891. He moved to Danville to teach in 1881 and served community there as distinguished educational leader for 59 years.
Retiring at age 85, Bate noted: "I found a one~room school and I left a building of twenty rooms. I was the one teacher and now there are 15. I found 6 students and left a school with 600." his foresight and dedication provided opportunities for African American children to achieve. Given by Danville Bd. of Ed. / Bate Alumni Assoc.
Erected 2005 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2186.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 37° 38.544′ N, 84° 45.856′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on Stanford Ave (Kentucky Route 150), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of Bate Middle School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 460 Stanford Ave, Danville KY 40422, United States of America.
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Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.