Midway in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
New Life For Dorchester Academy 1932-1940
—Museum Of African American History —
During this time, public school opportunities were growing for African Americans in Liberty County. The Board of Education had, until then, neglected to adequately fund African American public education. With the creation and growth of the Liberty County Training (LCTS) in the 1930s, accredited, public, adequately funded, county administered African American high
Elizabeth B. Moore Hall
photograph taken 2004
Most of Dorchester Academy's old buildings were torn down by the AMA in 1945 because of their poor condition. They decided it would be cost effective to remodel the new brick boys dormitory. The AMA contributed $10 for every $1 raised in Liberty County, up to $20,000. Locals organized the Dorchester Cooperative Building Fund Drive and raised $2,000 to save Elizabeth Moore Hall.
Erected 2004 by City of Flemington.
Location. 31° 48.031′ N, 81° 27.891′ 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 Liberty County Citizen's Council 1946 - 1953 (within shouting distance of this marker); Working Together at the Dorchester Cooperative Center 1930s-1940s (within shouting distance of this marker); S.C.L.C. and the Voter Education Program 1962-1970 (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Moore at Dorchester Academy 1925-1932 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Growth Of Dorchester Academy 1874 - 1930s (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil Liberties at Dorchester Cooperative Center 1940 - present (about 300 feet away); Dorchester Academy (about 400 feet away); Dorchester Academy Boy's Dormitory (about 400 feet away); The Story of the "Bell" at Dorchester Academy (about 400 feet away); Midway Congregational Church 1872 - Present (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midway.
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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