The National Trust has announced a new round of grants up to $20,000 for Rosenwald Schools. Applications are due April 15, 2013.
If you’ve been around these parts for a while, you know that Rosenwald schools, most dating to the 1920s, were public schools for African Americans whose buildings were partially funded by the Julius Rosenwald Fund. You can read more about the schools at the National Trust’s Rosenwald Initiative website and about earlier grants to Mississippi Rosenwalds at our 2010 post about a previous grant round.
Mississippi once had the second highest number of such schools, but today, our official list is down to this:
- Bynum School, Panola County (1926)
- Drew School, Sunflower County (1929)
- Pass Christian (Randolph) School, Pass Christian, Harrison County (1928)
- Brushy Creek School, Copiah County (c.1930)
- Prentiss Institute, Prentiss, Jefferson Davis County (1926)
- Sherman Line School, Amite County (1928)
- Hollandale School, Washington County (1924)
- Nichols Elementary School, Canton, Madison County (1927)
- Bay Springs School, Forrest County (1925)
- Rose Hill School, Sharkey County (1922)
- Pantherburn School, Sharkey County (1927)
- Walthall County Training (Ginntown) School, Walthall County (1920)
- Marks School, Quitman County (1922)
- Swiftown School, Leflore County (1921)
- Oak Park Principal’s Home and Girls Dormitory, Laurel, Jones County (1928)
- John White School Teacher’s House, Forrest County (1925)
- Coahoma Agricultural High School (now Community College) (c.1930)
- Moorhead School Teacher’s House, Sunflower County (1932)
Do you see a building you recognize? If so, pass along this information to the owners and maybe you can help save an important piece of Mississippi history.