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Rosenwald Schools Historical Markers

Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears Roebuck established a foundation that funded 4,977 schools for African Americans throughout the south from 1912 to 1932.
Mount Sinai Rosenwald School and marker. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2020
Mount Sinai Rosenwald School and marker.
1Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Mount Sinai Rosenwald School — Autauga County
In 1919, Anthony Townsend donated 5 acres of land for this school. In 1913, Julius Rosenwald, CEO of Sears & Roebuck, and Booker T. Washington established the Rosenwald School program to improve the quality of public education for African American . . . Map (db m158654) HM
2Alabama (Bullock County), Midway — Old Merritt School Midway Community Center
Margaret Elizabeth Merritt of Midway sold two acres for $5 to the state of Alabama in 1921 as a site for an elementary school for African-American children. Built in 1922 with matching Rosenwald funds, the Midway Colored Public School featured oak . . . Map (db m60910) HM
3Alabama (Chilton County), Clanton — Chilton County Training School 1924-1969
The Chilton County Training School (CCTS) was the only facility in the county that provided a secondary education for black boys and girls until the mid-1960s. In 1924 black landowners donated five acres for the school to the Board of Education who . . . Map (db m54656) HM
4Alabama (Colbert County), Cherokee — Cherokee High School
Cherokee High School began here in 1921 as a grammar school with two teachers in a new frame building. The building was erected by African Americans using a Julius Rosenwald Grant with additional funds from the local community. The county school . . . Map (db m192084) HM
5Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Elmore County Training School
Constructed in 1924 on five acres, this building was one of nine schools constructed in Elmore County with funding assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Between 1912-32, Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck and . . . Map (db m70548) HM
6Alabama (Escambia County), Atmore — Escambia County Training School
In 1920, a wooden building was constructed as the Atmore Colored School and operated until 1925. In 1926, a new wood and a brick building was erected with assistance from Rosenwald School fund and it was renamed the Escambia County Training School. . . . Map (db m100835) HM
7Alabama (Hale County), Gallion — Oak Grove School
Tuskegee educator Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, Sears, Roebuck & Company president, initiated one of the most ambitiuous school building programs for African Americans in the United States. The Oak Grove School is one example of the . . . Map (db m83753) HM
8Alabama (Henry County), Newville — Newville High School / Newville Rosenwald School
Newville High School The first known school in Newville was at Center Church in 1881. When Grange Hall was built in 1891, church services and school were held on the first floor. In 1913, Grange Hall was torn down and the wood was used to . . . Map (db m71812) HM
9Alabama (Henry County), Newville — Newville, Alabama / Newville Pioneers
Newville, Alabama James Madison Wells founded a village called Wells circa 1882. When Abbeville Southern Railroad laid tracks through the town in 1893, its name was changed to Wells Station. The post office was built in 1894. Wells Station . . . Map (db m71810) HM
10Alabama (Lawrence County), Moulton — Moulton Negro High School — Also Called Moulton Rosenwald School
Near this site in the 1920's a school was constructed with funds and labor from the African~American Community along with funds from the Public, Whites and the Rosenwald Foundation. In the 1950's new buildings replaced the wooden structures. Most of . . . Map (db m195203) HM
11Alabama (Lee County), Loachapoka — First Rosenwald School
Side 1 On this site once stood the first of over 5,300 Rosenwald schools for black children built between 1913 and 1932. The schools were started in a collaboration between Julius Rosenwald, CEO of Sears, Roebuck, and Company and Booker . . . Map (db m73539) HM
12Alabama (Macon County), Notasulga — Shiloh-Rosenwald School / Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Shiloh-Rosenwald School 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 . . . Map (db m95109) HM
13Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Institute — 4 — Julius Rosenwald — The Tuskegee Civil Rights and Historic Trail —
Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) was a Jewish multimillionaire merchant and one of the founders (1906) of Sears, Roebuck, and Company, then the largest department store in the United States. Rosenwald was a member of the Tuskegee University Board of . . . Map (db m134671) HM
14Alabama (Madison County), Normal — Councill Training School — (1919 - 1970)
In 1919, the first building was erected nearby with funds provided locally and supplemented with a Julius Rosenwald Foundation grant. Named for William H. Councill, Alabama A&M University founder, the three-room structure was built for black . . . Map (db m39761) HM
15Alabama (Mobile County), Grand Bay — Grand Bay Elementary School for Colored — Established in 1919
The Grand Bay Elementary School for Colored was located on land adjacent to this building. Peter Alba donated the parcel on which the school was constructed in 1919. Soon thereafter, Black residents of Grand Bay and the Board of School . . . Map (db m189763) HM
16Alabama (Montgomery County), Hope Hull — Tankersley Rosenwald School — Erected in 1923
This building was one of fourteen schools constructed in Montgomery County with funding assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Between 1912-32, Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Company teamed up with Booker . . . Map (db m71427) HM
17Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Madison Park School — Montgomery County
In 1890, Elijah Madison Jr., Charles Branson, Charles Braswell and others donated funds to construct a private school in the Madison Park Community, which was founded by 14 former Slaves in 1880. A storm soon destroyed the first school building. . . . Map (db m142146) HM
18Alabama (Pickens County), Pickensville — Historic Pickensville Rosenwald School
This school was erected in c. 1925 and sits on 3 acres donated by two community citizens, Nunnie and Jennie Stinson, parents of Yeuma Stinson-Gillis. Some educators were: A.B. Bonner, Nora Spencer, Dotha Will Moss, Annie Sherrod, Zora . . . Map (db m178783) HM
19Florida (Jackson County), Marianna — F-506 — Gilmore Academy - Jackson County Training School — 1922-1970
In 1922, Robert T. Gilmore (1879-1948), born in Monticello, founded Gilmore Academy, one of Jackson County's first African-American high schools. Trustees of Marianna's African-American community purchased this three-acre site in 1907 and raised . . . Map (db m74191) HM
20Florida (Jefferson County), Monticello — F-682 — Howard Academy High School on Chestnut Street
Howard Academy High School's Building 1 opened on Chestnut Street in 1936 with one structure containing several classrooms. In 1940, a similar, second building was constructed and financed by the county, parents and The Julius Rosenwald Fund. . . . Map (db m67656) HM
21Florida (Lake County), Mount Dora — F-485 — Milner-Rosenwald Academy — Built in 1926
Milner-Rosenwald Academy served African-American school children from 1926 to 1962. When fire destroyed the old school in 1922, parents and community leaders, led by Mamie Lee Gilbert (1886-1976) and Lula Butler, raised money for a new one. Seed . . . Map (db m72753) HM
22Florida (Lake County), Okahumpka — Okahumpka Rosenwald School
Julius Rosenwald was the chairman of Sears Roebuck and Co. in 1908. As a Jewish American, he believed the most serious problem of the United Stats was the plight of Black Americans. Rosenwald was a close friend of Booker T. Washington. . . . Map (db m185785) HM
23Florida (Palm Beach County), Jupiter — F-890 — L.M. Davis Elementary School
Education was a challenging priority for the African-American community of Limestone Creek. Denied access to Jupiter’s nearby public schools by segregation laws, the community opened its own school in 1905. The “Jupiter Colored School,” . . . Map (db m95663) HM
24Florida (Polk County), Lake Alfred — PCHC-023 — Fruitlands Institute
On this site stood a Rosenwald School. Educator Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) enlisted philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck & Company, Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) to help fund the building of rural community schools for African American . . . Map (db m131643) HM
25Florida (Polk County), Winter Haven — F-675 — Florence Villa Training School — 1924-1925
The Florence Villa Training School for Negroes replaced an earlier African-American school built in 1916 on the corner of 2nd and Palmetto Street. By 1922 the first school was in disrepair and classes were held at the Colored Methodist Episcopal . . . Map (db m93191) HM
26Florida (Sarasota County), Sarasota — The Booker Schools
Side 1 Emma E. Booker, a pioneer Black educator was teaching in Sarasota's public school for Negro children in the 1910s. By 1918 she was principal of "Sarasota Grammar School" which held classes in rented halls. The Julius Rosenwald Fund helped . . . Map (db m121010) HM
27Florida (Taylor County), Perry — F-699 — Jerkins High School
In 1853, a family of free blacks established the Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church in what was then known as Rosehead, later Perry. The roots of African-American education in Taylor County began with this church, which remains the oldest . . . Map (db m67600) HM
28Georgia (Bartow County), Cassville — 008-52 — Noble Hill Rosenwald School
Noble Hill Rosenwald School, now known as Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center, built in 1923 as the first standard school for Black children in Bartow County School System. The school closed in 1955 when all schools for Black Children in Bartow . . . Map (db m13456) HM
29Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-40 — Pin Point Community
Pin Point was settled in 1896 by former slaves from Ossabaw, Green, and Skidaway Islands. Sweetfield of Eden Baptist Church, founded in Pin Point in 1897, was a successor to Ossabaw’s Hinder Me Not Church and also served as the community's school . . . Map (db m54183) HM
30Georgia (Decatur County), Bainbridge — Hutto School
The first school for former slaves in this county was established in 1869 and was known as the Whittier School and Tabernacle for Colored Children. It was on Shotwell Street and had grades 1-7. The name soon changed to Whittier Normal School . . . Map (db m40945) HM
31Georgia (Hart County), Hartwell — 73-1 — Hart County Training School
Hart County Training School (HCTS), established in 1924 for the education of African- American children, was partially funded by the Rosenwald School Building Program. This program matched funds from philanthropist Julius Rosenwald with community . . . Map (db m185376) HM
32Georgia (Macon County), Oglethorpe — 096-3 — Lumpkin Academy
Horace T. Lumpkin (1857-1930) A Virginia native and son of exslaves, is credited with introducing formal education to black children in Macon County. Lumpkin, who was educated at Knoxville College, Tennessee and Atlanta University, founded the . . . Map (db m27258) HM
33Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Radcliff School
In the fall of 1914 Radcliff School was organized in Allen Temple A.M.E. Church. At that time it was known as Wynnton Hill School. J. L. Bond was principal and the first head teacher was Mrs. S. A. Cody. When the building burned, the school was . . . Map (db m22409) HM
34Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — William H. Spencer High School
On this site, on November 29, 1930, the first local high school for colored students opened. The school was the result of a grant from the Rosenwald Foundation and was named in honor of William Henry Spencer, Supervisor of the Colored Schools in . . . Map (db m58783) HM
35Georgia (Paulding County), Hiram — 110-1 — The Hiram Rosenwald School
In 1912 Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck and Company, established the Rosenwald Fund to assist in community school construction of public schools for African-American students in the South. The Julius Rosenwald Fund assisted local . . . Map (db m13466) HM
36Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Julius Rosenwald — Chicago Tribute —
Julius Rosenwald Businessman and philanthropist 1862 - 1932 Sears, Roebuck & Company became a household name because of the energy and vision of Julius Rosenwald. He developed Sears’ mail-order business when much of the nation . . . Map (db m188774) HM
37Kentucky (Hardin County), Elizabethtown — 2048 — Bond-Washington School / Julius Rosenwald Fund
Bond-Washington School. This site purchased in 1869 by the trustees of the African School of Elizabethtown. It was the location of District A School from 1888- 1923, when East Side High School was built with aid from the local African . . . Map (db m170698) HM
38Kentucky (Hopkins County), Madisonville — 2377 — Rosenwald High School / Professor C. L. Timberlake
Rosenwald High School Here, Professor C. L. Timberlake established first high school in city for blacks. Rosenwald High School opened in 1932; operated until 1966. Rosenwald Foundation funded its construction. In 1936, basketball team . . . Map (db m88950) HM
39Kentucky (Marion County), Lebanon — 2048 — Rosenwald School
This Rosenwald School (1931-1961) is one of 158 schools built in Ky., 1917-1932. The building projects were initiated by the African American community and funded with aid of Julius Rosenwald and philanthropists to provide quality education to the . . . Map (db m99429) HM
40Kentucky (Mercer County), Harrodsburg — 2050 / 47 — West Side School
This African American School was erected on this property in 1930, thanks to a donation from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. west Side was the only elementary and high school for African American children in Mercer County. It united the faculty, . . . Map (db m153033) HM
41Kentucky (Oldham County), La Grange — 2418 — Lagrange Training School / Rosenwald Schools
Built in 1921-22, it was the ninth school in Ky. for African Americans supported by the Julius Rosenwald Grant. After completing the first 8 years of school, students were bussed 25 miles to the Lincoln Institute in Shelby Co. to attend high . . . Map (db m136159) HM
42Kentucky (Scott County), Midway — 2267 — Zion Hill / Zion Hill School
Zion Hill Established prior to the end of slavery. Originally known as South EIkhorn Bend & Lenerson. The name was later changed to Zion Hill. It was a prominent African American community with two stores. church, and post office. . . . Map (db m170033) HM
43Kentucky (Warren County), Bowling Green — A West Side Story
Dr. Henry Carpenter After the Civil War, Bowling Green's west side became home to a growing number of the city's African Americans. Many owned their properties and worked hard to support their families. As the black population grew, the need . . . Map (db m143039) HM
44Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Donaldsonville — Central Agricultural School
It began in 1912, Booker T. Washington, President of Tuskegee Institute, approached Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck and Company, with an idea for a pilot program that was to have a dramatic impact on the face of America. . . . Map (db m154213) HM
45Louisiana (Caddo Parish), Sentell — Cash Point School — A Rosenwald School — Historic Site —
The former Rosenwald School at Cash Point was built in 1923-24 for a cost of $2,300.00 as a two teacher frame school. The Rosenwald Fund was developed by Julius Rosenwald, CEO of Sears, Roebuck & Company, and educator, Booker T. Washington in . . . Map (db m175959) HM
46Louisiana (St. Landry Parish), Plaisance — Plaisance School
Plaisance School was built in 1921 at a total cost of $4,500.00. Funds for construction were donated by Julius Rosenwald Fund - $1,200.00; the Plaisance black community - $3,100.00; and the St. Landry parish school authorities and the white . . . Map (db m107477) HM
47Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Glen Burnie — Marley Neck School
This historic school is a significant example of a Rosenwald School design and represents a landmark era in black education in the period before federal support of local education. The school was built in 1927 with funds raised by the local . . . Map (db m9035) HM
48Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Harmans — Harmans
An African American community and church were established nearby in the mid 19th century. In 1918 the Benevolent Sons and Daughters of Abraham, a mutual aid society, purchased and donated land on this site for a two-room school which was built . . . Map (db m49729) HM
49Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Pasadena — Freetown
Established in the mid 19th century on land owned by Capt. James Spencer, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War, Freetown illustrates the principles of self-sufficiency and cooperation typical of African American communities. The first . . . Map (db m13567) HM
50Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Pumphrey — Pumphrey Elementary School
Completed in 1923 on Berlin Avenue under the Rosenwald Program, which was instrumental in the education of African Americans in the early 20th century. The fund provided matching grants for more than 5,000 schools, shops, and teachers' residences . . . Map (db m79728) HM
51Maryland (Harford County), Bel Air — Historic Bel Air
Walking Tour North (60 min) 1. Bel Air Methodist Episcopal Church, 20 North Main Street Originally constructed in 1888 using a standard catalog plan for Methodist churches, this impressive structure was transferred to the County . . . Map (db m104847) HM
52Maryland (Montgomery County), Colesville — Smithville Colored School — A Julius Rosenwald School
Built in 1927, the Smithfield Colored School was one of sixteen schools for African Americans constructed in the county with financial assistance from the Julian Rosenwald Fund. The Smithville school was built near Colesville, Maryland to provide . . . Map (db m109226) HM
53Maryland (Montgomery County), Norbeck — Norbeck Rosenwald School
“County-funded elementary education for African American children did not exist until 1872. Until then, small black enclaves, like Mount Pleasant, pulled community resources to establish schools. A significant boost in financial assistance . . . Map (db m151280) HM
54Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — 12 & 14 — Rockville's First Colored School / Rockville's Second Colored School — Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour
Rockville's First Colored School 246 North Washington Street In March, 1867, twenty African Americans pledged to support a school by taking responsibility for money "as may be necessary to pay the board and washing of the teacher and . . . Map (db m43556) HM
55Maryland (Montgomery County), Rockville — 12, 14 — Rockville's First Colored School / Rockville's Second Colored School — Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour
Rockville's First Colored School Location: 246 North Washington Street In March, 1867 African-American men pledged to support a school by taking responsibility for money "as may be necessary to pay the board and washing of the . . . Map (db m174778) HM
56Maryland (Montgomery County), Sandy Spring — Good Hope Settlement / Hill Top Elementary School — Sandy Spring African American Heritage Trail — [Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery] —
Good Hope Settlement Good Hope was one of a group of rural African American communities that was established after the civil war with the emancipation of slaves in the area. Good Hope was organized as a community from the . . . Map (db m188157) HM
57Maryland (Montgomery County), Sandy Spring — Ross J. Boddy / Archie (Jerry) Bell / Hill Top Elementary School — Sandy Spring African American Heritage Trail — [Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery] —
Tribute to Principal Ross J. Boddy: Educator and Mentor to Thousands of Children Young Ross Boddy had his origins in Carroll County Maryland. He later attended Bowie State Teachers College where he received a Teaching Certificate . . . Map (db m188211) HM
58Maryland (Montgomery County), Sandy Spring — The Powell-Matthews-Cook and Brooks Families in Sandy Spring / Spencerville — Sandy Spring African American Heritage Trail — [Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery] —
The Powell-Matthews-Cook and Brooks Families in Sandy Spring: Focus on Lucy Matthews Cook Margaret Ann Powell, born circa 1890s is the mother of Lucy Powell Matthews and great grandmother of Lucy Matthews Cook. Gilbert . . . Map (db m188277) HM
59Maryland (Prince George's County), Beltsville — Abraham Hall: A Historic African American Benevolent Lodge
Abraham Hall was built in 1889 as a lodge for the Benevolent Sons and Daughters of Abraham. Chartered in 1877, this fraternal organization provided emergency financial assistance and death benefits to its members: a form of insurance not . . . Map (db m66418) HM
60Maryland (Prince George's County), Chapel Hill — Chapel Hill
A post-Civil War African American farming community established on former plantation land. Named for the Digges family chapel. A Freedman's Bureau School established in 1868 and a meetinghouse of ca. 1880 became focal points of the community. A . . . Map (db m79942) HM
61Maryland (Prince George's County), College Park — Family, Church and Community in Lakeland
A closely knit all-black community of 150 families, Lakelanders developed strong familial, community and religious structures. Clubs and organizations provided avenues for social interaction and expressions of community. Lakeland's churches . . . Map (db m115133) HM
62Maryland (Prince George's County), District Heights — Ridgeley Rosenwald School
The Ridgeley School was opened in 1927 as Colored School No.1 in Election District 13 in the African American community known as Ridgeley*. Named for a prominent local African American family, the Ridgeley School along with a church and society . . . Map (db m91958) HM
63Maryland (Prince George's County), Landover — Highland Park High School
Built in 1928, Highland Park was the second high school for African Americans in Prince George's County, Maryland. It was one of 23 "Rosenwald Schools" constructed in Prince George’s County with financial assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund, . . . Map (db m40025) HM
64Maryland (Prince George's County), Landover — Ridgley
Farming community established after the Civil War by former slaves from local tobacco plantations. Ridgley Methodist Episcopal Church was first built in the late 1870s on land deeded to trustees Rev. Lewis Ridgley, Joseph Beal, and Richard Cook in . . . Map (db m89553) HM
65Maryland (Prince George's County), Lanham — Lincoln
A suburb established by progressive African Americans who worked in the District of Columbia. Platted in 1908 along a stop of the WB&A Electric Railway. Developed by Lawyer Educator, Civil Servant and activist Thomas Junius Calloway. Vice President . . . Map (db m72043) HM
66Maryland (Wicomico County), San Domingo — San Domingo School
Built in 1919 under the Rosenwald School building program, a major effort to improve public education for African Americans in the early 20th century south. First administered by Tuskegee Institute under Booker T. Washington, the program combined . . . Map (db m39834) HM
67Maryland (Wicomico County), San Domingo — San Domingo School Community & Cultural Center
The first school at this location, built around 1875, was a single story, one-room plan frame building that served the Sharptown District for over forty years. Built in 1919 to replace the first school, this two-story, hip roofed frame structure was . . . Map (db m39835) HM
68Mississippi (Pike County), Magnolia — Sherman Line Rosenwald School
The Sherman Line Rosenwald School was established in 1928 for the education of black youth in the Sherman community from Pike and Amite counties. Partial funding for the school was provided by the Julius Rosenwald Fund, while the land was . . . Map (db m201231) HM
69Mississippi (Walthall County), Tylertown — Walthall County Training School
The Walthall County Training School had its beginning in the 1870s when Isaac Ginn began to teach the local African American children to read and write in a small, one room, split-log cabin structure. Using Rosenwald Foundation funds this structure . . . Map (db m115535) HM
70Mississippi (Warren County), Vicksburg — Kings School
In 1920-21, the Sandy Bottom School (the original name for Kings School) was built with funding assistance from the Rosenwald Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to building schools for African American students in the rural . . . Map (db m157542) HM
71North Carolina (Camden County), Camden — McBride Colored School — Circa 1926 — An Original Rosenwald School —
This location is the site of the original "McBride Colored School". The school was erected in 1926 during the era of segregation in the rural South for the education of African American children grates 1-12. Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. . . . Map (db m165190) HM
72North Carolina (Forsyth County), Winston-Salem — (Former) Atkins High School
Named for prominent local African-American education pioneer, Dr. Simon Green Atkins, Atkins High School was designed by Harold Macklin in the Classical Revival style and constructed 1930-1931. Atkins was the first school in Winston-Salem built as a . . . Map (db m83275) HM
73North Carolina (Gates County), Gatesville — Reid's Grove School
Still on its original site, the Reid's Grove School educated African American students in the Gatesville area. Completed on November 5, 1927 and closed in 1951, it was one of seven schools in Gates County (and one of over 800 in North Carolina) . . . Map (db m79796) HM
74North Carolina (Washington County), Creswell — Cherry Colored School — circa 1920's — (A Rosenwald School) —
Conceived in the 1900's by black educator Booker T. Washington and his Tuskegee staff. The Rosenwald program represented a massive effort to improve black rural schooling in the South through public-private partnership. Rosenwald schools were also . . . Map (db m57043) HM
75South Carolina (Anderson County), Pendleton — 4-38 — "The Hundreds"
This area was a hub of African-American life from the late-19th to mid-20th centuries. Anderson County Training School, built ca. 1922 as a Rosenwald school, closed in 1954 under the equalization program for black and white schools. It burned in . . . Map (db m54824) HM
76South Carolina (Berkeley County), Moncks Corner — 8-66 — Berkeley Training High School
(Front text) Berkeley Training High School, located here from 1955 to 1970, replaced a four-room wood school 1 mi. S at Main St. and Old U.S. Hwy. 52. That school, built in 1918-1920 at a cost of $6,700, had been partially funded by the . . . Map (db m41606) HM
77South Carolina (Berkeley County), Moncks Corner — 8-39 — Dixie Training School / Berkeley Training High School
[Front] Berkeley Training High School, first called Dixie Training School, stood here from 1920 until the 1980s. The first public school for blacks in Moncks Corner was founded in 1880. It held classes in local churches until its first . . . Map (db m29133) HM
78South Carolina (Berkeley County), St. Stephen — 8-51 — St. Stephen Colored School / St. Stephen High School
(Marker Front)St. Stephen Colored School St. Stephen Colored School, the first public African American school in St. Stephen, was built here in 1924-25. A three-room frame building, it was one of almost 500 schools in S.C. funded in part . . . Map (db m29334) HM
79South Carolina (Dillon County), Latta — 17-15 — Pine Hill A.M.E. Church / Pine Hill Rosenwald School
(side 1) Pine Hill A.M.E. Church This church, founded in 1876, was in Marion County before Dillon County was created in 1910. At first on S.C. Hwy. 34, the church acquired this site in 1891 when Alfred Franklin Page (1863-1929) and . . . Map (db m48927) HM
80South Carolina (Florence County), Mars Bluff — 21-14 — Mt. Zion Rosenwald School
[Front] This school, built in 1925, was the first public school for African American students in the Mars Bluff community. One of more than 5000 schools in the South funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation, it features a standard . . . Map (db m37335) HM
81South Carolina (Greenville County), Fountain Inn — 23-45 — Fountain Inn Rosenwald School
[Front]: The Fountain Inn Rosenwald School, also known as the Fountain Inn Colored School, was a complex of several buildings built here from 1928 to 1942. The first school, a frame seven-room elementary school for grades 1-7, was a . . . Map (db m50524) HM
82South Carolina (Greenville County), Simpsonville — 23-53 — Cedar Grove Baptist Church/ Simpsonville Rosenwald School
(front) Cedar Grove Baptist Church According to tradition, this African-American church was organized by Rev. Tom Jones shortly after the Civil War. It held its first services in a brush arbor, then built its first permanent church . . . Map (db m168395) HM
83South Carolina (Greenville County), Simpsonville — 23-56 — Old Pilgrim Baptist Church / Old Pilgrim Rosenwald School
(front) Old Pilgrim Baptist Church This church was founded in 1868 by black members of nearby Clear Spring Baptist Church who named their new church Pilgrim Baptist Church. Rev. John Abraham, their first pastor, held services in a . . . Map (db m198265) HM
84South Carolina (Horry County), Loris — 26-20 — Loris Training School
[Marker Front] Loris Training School, which stood here from 1928 to 1955, was the first school for black students in Loris and other nearby communities. Built at a cost of $4,700, it was one of more than 5000 schools in the South funded in . . . Map (db m26754) HM
85South Carolina (Horry County), Murrells Inlet — 26-15 — St. James Rosenwald School
Marker Front:
St. James Rosenwald School, which stood here from the late 1920s until the early 1970s, was one of several African-American schools in Horry County funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation. Rev. Smart Small, Sr. . . . Map (db m27331) HM
86South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 26-17 — Myrtle Beach Colored School
Marker Front: Myrtle Beach Colored School stood here from the early 1930s to 2001. The first public school for African-American students in Myrtle Beach, it was a six-room frame building similar to the schools funded in part by the Julius . . . Map (db m23510) HM
87South Carolina (Laurens County), Gray Court — 30-10 — Laurens County Training School
[Front]: The Laurens County Training School, located here 1924-1954, had its origins in Gray Court School, a one-room school founded ca. 1890 on the grounds of Pleasant View Baptist Church. The training school, opened in 1924 in a . . . Map (db m22904) HM
88South Carolina (Newberry County), Pomaria — 36-20 — Hope Rosenwald School
(Front text) This school, built in 1925-26 at a cost of $2,900, was one of more than 500 rural African-American schools in S.C. funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation between 1917 and 1932. The original two-acre lot for the . . . Map (db m42139) HM
89South Carolina (Oconee County), Westminster — 37-20 — Retreat Rosenwald School
[Front]: This school, often called Retreat Colored School, was built in 1923 for the African-American students in and near Westminster. A two-room, two-teacher, elementary school, it was built by local builder William Walker Bearden of . . . Map (db m53235) HM
90South Carolina (Orangeburg County), Bowman — 38-34 — Bowman Rosenwald School
(Front): Bowman Rosenwald School, which stood here from 1927 to 1952, was one of several African-American schools in Orangeburg County funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation. The school, built in 1926-27 at a cost of $6,000, was a . . . Map (db m43525) HM
91South Carolina (Orangeburg County), Neeses — 38 37 — Rocky Swamp Rosenwald School
(front) This is the site of the Rocky Swamp Rosenwald School, a frame three-room school built here in 1920-21 for African-American students in Neeses and vicinity. An elementary school with two to three teachers in grades 1-9, it was one of . . . Map (db m103398) HM
92South Carolina (Orangeburg County), Orangeburg — 38-31 — Great Branch School and Teacherage
(Front text) The Great Branch School, which stood here from 1918 to the early 1960s, was one of the first Rosenwald schools in S.C. A two-room frame school built in 1917-18, it was typical of the rural black schools funded in part by the . . . Map (db m80046) HM
93South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — 40-172 — Pine Grove Rosenwald School
(Front text) This school, built in 1923 at a cost of $2,500, is one of 500 African-American schools in S.C. funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation from 1917 to 1932. It is a two-room school typical of smaller Rosenwald . . . Map (db m46343) HM
94South Carolina (Richland County), Irmo — 40-113 — Richlex School Site
Julius Rosenwald, Chicago philanthropist and president of Sears, Roebuck & Co., (1910-1925), helped fund this black school, built 1918. The original two-room structure was named in Rosenwald's honor and the school's curriculum eventually included . . . Map (db m42157) HM
95South Carolina (Saluda County), Ridge Spring — 41-13 — Ridge Hill School / Faith Cabin Library
Ridge Hill School This school, built in 1934, replaced the Ridge Hill Rosenwald School, a six-classroom frame school built in 1923-24. That school was funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation, building more than 500 African-American . . . Map (db m41548) HM
96South Carolina (Union County), Union — 44-19 — Poplar Grove School
(Front) Poplar Grove School opened in 1927 as a four-classroom school for African American students in Union Co. An extra classroom was added in 1941. In the mid-1960s the original four classrooms were removed and the remaining large . . . Map (db m159621) HM
97South Carolina (York County), Fort Mill — 46-68 — George Fish School
This was the site of Fort Mill's longest operating school dedicated to African Americans. Built on a 4-acre parcel acquired in 1925, the brick school opened in 1926 and cost $12,200, a portion of which was paid by the Julius Rosenwald Fund. The . . . Map (db m175647) HM
98Tennessee (Gibson County), Milan — Gibson County Training School
The historic Training school for Negroes was constructed in 1926 with $2,500 required donations from the Milan Negro citizens, $16,000 of public school funds, and $1,500 from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Tuskegee Institute Principal Booker T. . . . Map (db m68484) HM
99Tennessee (Loudon County), Loudon — 1E 130 — Dunbar Rosenwald School
With support from the Julius Rosenwald Fund, the African American community, and public funds, Dunbar Rosenwald School was built in 1923 at a cost of $5,700. The only Rosenwald school in the county for approximately 258 school-age children . . . Map (db m167260) HM
100Tennessee (Marion County), South Pittsburg — 2B 33 — McReynolds High School
In 1917 no high school for African Americans existed in Marion County. That year Brown McReynolds led a committee to establish an African American high school. The following year a school for African American students opened in a rented space. In . . . Map (db m184066) HM

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