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Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lucy Moten Elementary School

 
 
Lucy Moten Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 6, 2019
1. Lucy Moten Elementary School Marker
Inscription.  Lucy Moten School was built in 1932 at Florida A&M University (FAMU) with support from the Julius Rosenwald Fund and General Education Board. For more than 70 years, the school served as a training facility for African-American educators. The one-story brick building was designed in the Colonial Revival style. In 1935, FAMU President J.R.E. Lee, Sr., named the school in honor of Washington D.C. Miner Training School for Teachers principal, Lucy Ellen Moten (1851-1933), a protégé of Frederick Douglass. A Howard University graduate (1870), she was a pioneer of the “normal school” teacher training method during the early 20th century. Moten received her medical degree from Howard University in 1897. Her contributions as an educator and physician earned her national acclaim. In 1953, FAMU’s Lucy Moten School was placed under the College of Education as part of the FAMU High Developmental Research School (FAMU DRS) comprising grades K-12. In 2008, a new FAMU DRS was built on campus. The original Lucy Moten Elementary School building continues to be used by FAMU.
 
Erected 2014 by Florida A&M University,
Lucy Moten Elementary School Marker and School image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 6, 2019
2. Lucy Moten Elementary School Marker and School
The FAMU Development Research School, The Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center and Museum and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-834.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
 
Location. 30° 25.728′ N, 84° 17.17′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is at the intersection of Gamble Street and South Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on Gamble Street. Marker is on the campus of Florida A&M University. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 444 Gamble Street, Tallahassee FL 32307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florida A&M University (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wilhelmina Jakes And Carrie Patterson: Initiators of The Tallahassee Bus Boycott (approx. ¼ mile away); The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971) (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971) (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Florida A&M University (approx. ¼ mile away); Chandler's Tourist Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacksonville, Pensacola and Mobile Railroad Company Freight Depot
Lucy Moten Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, August 6, 2019
3. Lucy Moten Elementary School
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Coach Alonzo "Jake" Gaither Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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