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.