Sunday, February 28, 2010

Historic Black Schools

I'm not so sure this is a federal issue unless the schools are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but certainly some of the schools that were once segregated black schools should be preserved as historical sites:

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- In the shadow of a worn steeple, a gray wooden building that used to be the Mount Calvary School stands held together by sheer will despite years of weather and termite damage.

The school is one of only a handful of former black schools in Horry County that have survived the decades since they were built starting in the mid 1920s and since they became obsolete when the school system integrated in 1970.

1 comment:

Ellen K said...

I have to wonder how it will be handled if the 5,000 underachieving schools that the President wants to close are also on the list of Historic Black Schools.