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Elizabeth Moore at Dorchester Academy 1925-1932

Dorchester Academy

 

—Museum Of African American History —

 
Elizabeth Moore at Dorchester Academy 1925-1932 marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. Elizabeth Moore at Dorchester Academy 1925-1932 marker
Inscription. In 1925, Elizabeth B. Moore began her six-year tenure as Dorchester Academy's only female, African American principal. She insisted that both parents and community accept responsibility for supporting the school. She believed that charity and tuition breaks should be given only when absolutely necessary. Due to Moore's efforts, many parents began to recognize the importance of paying tuition and how it would benefit their children. Principal Moore expanded the school's curriculum to include art appreciation lessons and during her administration the music department greatly improved. She encouraged the children to take pride in their accomplishments by increasing the number of student presentations given to the public. In 1927, Moore added fifteen minutes of physical education to the children's daily routine. With the addition of a science department in 1930, Dorchester Academy achieved accreditation. The growing success of the students under Moore's administration was so great that neighboring schools and colleges began to visit Dorchester Academy to recruit students for further education. More created the Dorchester Academy Alumni Association and revitalized the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). Principal Elizabeth B. Moore unfortunately died suddenly and unexpectedly in 1932. She touched the lives of many students and helped them
Marker detail image. Click for full size.
2008
2. Marker detail
Upper picture: Dorchester Academy Campus in 1927 from left to right: Dining Hall, Girls Dormitory, and the Academic Hall
Lower picture: 1920's Physical Education Class
set high goals for their futures.
 
Erected 2004 by The City of Flemington.
 
Location. 31° 48.072′ N, 81° 27.904′ W. Marker is in Midway, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is on East Oglethorpe Highway (U.S. 84) near Lewis Frasier Road. 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. The Growth Of Dorchester Academy 1874 - 1930s (a few steps from this marker); Dorchester Academy Boy's Dormitory (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorchester Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Working Together at the Dorchester Cooperative Center 1930s-1940s (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil Liberties at Dorchester Cooperative Center 1940 - present (within shouting distance of this marker); We want a school, we need a Teacher 1870-1872 (within shouting distance of this marker); S.C.L.C. and the Voter Education Program 1962-1970 (within shouting distance of this marker); Midway Congregational Church 1872 - Present
Elizabeth B. Moore Hall image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Elizabeth B. Moore Hall
(within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty County Citizen's Council 1946 - 1953 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Story of the "Bell" at Dorchester Academy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
 
Additional comments.
1. My father attended Dorchester Academy
My father attended Dorchester Academy from 1940 to 1941. He is a World War II veteran. He has often told me about Dorchester. I am so glad to find some information about the school, and to find that it is now on The National Register of Historic Places. Does anyone have additional pictures from the era?

Thank you in advance.
    — Submitted August 5, 2008, by Emily L. Patterson of Atlanta, Georgia.

 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
City of Flemington is the sponsor image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. City of Flemington is the sponsor
Upper right hand corner label reads: This sign was made possible through the financial support of the City of Flemington with great places to "stay" in Liberty County.
Elizabeth Moore at Dorchester Academy 1925-1932 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, February 18, 2011
5. Elizabeth Moore at Dorchester Academy 1925-1932 Marker
Closest to the camera. 'Athletic Programs' marker is next along the path.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,635 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on April 15, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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