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Near Hope Hull in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tankersley Rosenwald School

Erected in 1923

 
 
Tankersley Rosenwald School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 21, 2014
1. Tankersley Rosenwald School Marker
Inscription. This building was one of fourteen schools constructed in Montgomery County with funding assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Between 1912-32, Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Company teamed up with Booker T. Washington and Tuskegee Institute to provide matching grants for the construction of school buildings for African Americans in mostly rural areas of the South. This collaborative effort produced more than 5,000 of these buildings in 15 southern states, 389 of which were constructed in Alabama.

This building was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 2001.

First Trustees
Frank Supples Luke Anderson
John Sankey Edd Dean
Simon Johnson Arthur Brown
John Oscar Poole
First Principal
Jacob W. Williams

 
Erected by the Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
 
Location. 32° 8.539′ N, 86° 21.399′ W. Marker is near Hope Hull, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on School Spur Road 0.3 miles south of Pettus Road (County Road 19), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
Old Tankersley Rosenwald School image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 21, 2014
2. Old Tankersley Rosenwald School
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 198 School Spur Road, Hope Hull AL 36043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federal Road, 1805, (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pintlala Grange Hall / Grange Hall School (approx. 2.5 miles away); Pintlala School (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Federal Road / Manac's Tavern (approx. 3 miles away); The Bethel Cemetery (approx. 3 miles away); Lynching in America / Lynching in Letohatchee (approx. 5.6 miles away); Abner McGehee / Early Alabama Entrepreneur (approx. 8 miles away); Teague Road (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Tankersley Rosenwald School. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on January 21, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 

2. Rosenwald School. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on January 21, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 

3. Rosenwald Schools Initiative - Save Rosenwald Schools. National Trust for Historic Preservation (Submitted on January 22, 2014.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducation
 
Julius Rosenwald image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. Julius Rosenwald
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 161 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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