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Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Smith Robertson School

 
 
Smith Robertson School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Griot Mila, October 27, 2015
1. Smith Robertson School Marker
Inscription. Built in 1894 as Jackson's first public school for black students. Commonly known as the "Mother School," it was named for Smith Robertson, a respected community leader, and Jackson's first black city alderman. Among the school's graduates is author Richard Wright. Smith Robertson School was closed in 1971 and renovated in 1984.
 
Erected 2000 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 18.323′ N, 90° 11.179′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bloom Street and Dr. Jessie Mosley Street. Touch for map. The marker is in front of what is now the Smith Robertson Museum & Cultural Center. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson MS 39202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Helm Baptist Church - Original Site (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Alamo Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trumpet Records (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.2
Smith Robertson School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 1, 2017
2. Smith Robertson School Marker
miles away); U.S.S. Mississippi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. (approx. mile away); Greyhound Bus Station (approx. mile away); Confederate Burial Ground (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2016, by Griot Mila of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 30, 2016, by Griot Mila of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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