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Cleveland in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Cleveland Chinese Mission School

 
 
The Cleveland Chinese Mission School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. The Cleveland Chinese Mission School Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1937 by parents, Cleveland First Baptist Church, and community leaders to provide an education for children of Chinese descent who were excluded from area schools by the 1927 US Supreme Court decision, Gong Lum v. Rice. Students in grades 1-12 were instructed in English and Chinese. Enrollment declined by WWII, as Chinese began to be admitted to area schools. The school closed in 1951. The building continued as the Chinese Baptist Church, and was demolished in 2003.
 
Erected 2012 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 44.838′ N, 90° 42.737′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is on East Sunflower Road (State Highway 8) 0.2 miles east of North Davis Avenue (U.S. 278), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Sunflower Road, Cleveland MS 38732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cleveland (approx. half a mile away); David R. Bowen (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Cleveland Depot
Former location of school and church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. Former location of school and church.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Amzie Moore Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Amzie Moore (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Enlightenment of W. C. Handy (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bolivar County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Margaret Wade (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dedication of marker. (Submitted on October 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Chinese Mission School Marker Dedication (You tube Video). (Submitted on October 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Education
 
View from marker looking east on Sunflower Road image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. View from marker looking east on Sunflower Road
The view west towards the MS-8, U.S. Highway 61/278 intersection. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
4. The view west towards the MS-8, U.S. Highway 61/278 intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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