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Booker T. Washington School

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. Booker T. Washington School Marker
Inscription.  In 1909 Edward and Julia Stevens founded a school for Philadelphia's African American children in the Black Masonic lodge near Wilson Street. In 1922, the Neshoba County School moved into a new building on Rea Street funded by the Rosenwald Foundation. Following renovations and a change in curriculum in 1939, the school was renamed Neshoba County Training School. In 1948, a new school was built on Carver Avenue, and named Booker T. Washington High School. The school closed in 1970 due to integration.
 
Erected 2015 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.728′ N, 89° 7.076′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Mississippi, in Neshoba County. Marker is on Carver Avenue north of Rea Street, on the left when traveling north. Located at the Exhibit Hall Head Start Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 234 Carver Avenue, Philadelphia MS 39350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. Booker T. Washington School Marker at the Head Start Center.
flies. Marty Gamblin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grierson's Raid 1863 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Neshoba County Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Adam Monroe Byrd (approx. 0.6 miles away); Neshoba County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Marty Stuart (approx. 0.7 miles away); Philadelphia Historic District (approx. one mile away); Neshoba County Fairgrounds (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. Lower dedication plaque: The Booker T. Washington High School Class of 1965 dedicates this marker to Booker T. Washington High School in honor of its commitment to character, hard work and academic excellence, March 26, 2016

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By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. Booker T. Washington School Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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