School Reformed

An historic schoolhouse for African Americans in Madison County finds a new community role.

Reprinted from WNC Magazine
Written By: Jon Elliston
Photographs by: Emily Chaplin

In the Jim Crow era, african americans attended separate and decidedly unequal schools throughout the South. However, some black students received a major boost in the 1920s when philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears Roebuck and Co., launched a fund to build new schools for blacks in rural areas.

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