Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Myrtle Beach Colored School
Myrtle Beach Colored School stood here from the early 1930s to 2001. The first public school for African-American students in Myrtle Beach, it was a six-room frame building similar to the schools funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation 1917-1932. The school opened as early as 1932, with three teachers and 113 students in grades 1-7 for a four-month academic year from October to February.
During the 1930s and 1940s the school's academic year expanded to eight months, with as many as six teachers and 186 students in grades 1-7 before World War II. It added grades 8-12 after 1945 and reached a peak of eight teachers and 241 students in its last year. The school, replaced by Carver Training School in 1953, was torn down in 2001 but was reconstructed nearby at Dunbar St. and Mr. Joe White Ave. in 2006.
Erected 2006 by The City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtel Beach Colored School Committee. (Marker Number 26 17.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
Location. 33° 41.866′ N, 78° 53′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nance Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away); Justin W. Plyler Boardwalk Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site Of The Seaside Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grand Strand (approx. half a mile away); Hurricane Hugo (approx. half a mile away); Hurricane Hazel (approx. half a mile away); Salt Works (approx. half a mile away); Marine Amphibious Assault (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Categories. • African Americans •
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