Midway in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Civil Liberties at Dorchester Cooperative Center 1940 - present
—Museum Of African American History —
The Power of Cooperation
The people of the Dorchester Cooperative Center understood that in order to make even the smallest difference everyone had to do their part. When the Farmers Co-op at the Center wanted to buy a tractor, twenty families pooled their resources and purchased their own cooperatively owned tractor. The debt on the tractor was completely repaid within the next three years.
Picture caption reads:
"Dorchester Co-op farmer with new tractor"
Erected by City of Flemington.
Location. 31° 48.06′ N, 81° 27.936′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on Lewis Frasier Road near East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8787 East Oglethorpe Highway, Midway GA 31320, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. S.C.L.C. and the Voter Education Program 1962-1970 Working Together at the Dorchester Cooperative Center 1930s-1940s (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Moore at Dorchester Academy 1925-1932 (within shouting distance of this marker); Athletic Programs at Dorchester Academy 1926-1940 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Growth Of Dorchester Academy 1874 - 1930s (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorchester Academy Boy's Dormitory (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorchester Academy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New Life For Dorchester Academy 1932-1940 (about 300 feet away); Liberty County Citizen's Council 1946 - 1953 (about 300 feet away); We want a school, we need a Teacher 1870-1872 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,193 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. 5. submitted on July 8, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.