Near Notasulga in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Shiloh-Rosenwald School / Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
The Shiloh-Rosenwald School, located in Notasulga, was a collaboration between educator Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, CEO of Sears. Rosenwald schools are landmarks in the history of African-American education in this country. Considered “Schools of Hope,“ many of these educational facilities have silently disappeared from the landscape. Many became victims of neglect and abandonment. The Shiloh-Rosenwald School sits on the oldest Rosenwald community. One of the first six schools was built here. It is a two-teacher type school designed by Tuskegee Institute architects. The bricks were made by hand by Tuskegee students. The three-room school accommodated grades 1-6. The Rosenwald fund was not a handout. The African American community contributed much of the funds to the building of the school. Notasulga was organized in 1893 and is the birthplace of noted author Zora Neale Hurston (1/7/1891), an American folklorist who gained prominence during the Harlem Renaissance.
The Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1870 and was the first recruitment site of the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to determine the effects of untreated syphilis
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Notasulga.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Rosenwald Schools marker series.
Location. 32° 31.635′ N, 85° 40.695′ W. Marker is near Notasulga, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Tuskegee Street (Alabama Route 81) and Shiloh Road, on the right when traveling north on Tuskegee Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Tuskegee Street, Notasulga AL 36866, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church "The Tree" (within shouting distance of this marker); Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church - Baptismal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church - Church Privies (about 300 feet away); Camp Watts (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of Zora Neale Hurston (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bethlehem (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Control Tower (approx. 4.8 miles away); Anticipation (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Notasulga.
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Also see . . .
1. The Shiloh School history. (Submitted on June 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. (Submitted on June 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion • Education • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 130 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of Shiloh Cemetery (about 0.7 miles south of church) on Tuskegee Street. • Can you help?