Historic school facilities for black students are being preserved as landmarks

Jan. 15, 2010
The schools provided African-American students an education in the South before districts were integrated
From The New York Times: The Pine Grove school in Columbia, S.C., one of many schools built in the South in the 1920s for African-American students with resources from philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, is one of several dozen such schools being restored as landmarks — newly appreciated relics of important chapters in philanthropy and black education. Historians say the schools were a turning point that sparked improved, if still unequal, education for much of the South.

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