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Tankersley Rosenwald School - Hope Hull, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 32° 08.539 W 086° 21.399
16S E 560674 N 3556391
Quick Description: One of many rural schools built in the early 20th century for African American students in Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/21/2014 5:58:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMJZDY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker Text: This building was one of fourteen schools constructed in Montgomery County with funding assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Between 1912-32, Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Company teamed up with Booker T. Washington and Tuskegee Institute to provide matching grants for the construction of school buildings for African Americans in mostly rural areas of the South. This collaborative effort produced more than 5,000 of these buildings in 15 southern states, 389 of which were constructed in Alabama. This building was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 2001.
First Trustees
Frank Supples * Luke Anderson
John Sankey * Edd Dean
Simon Johnson * Arthur Brown
John Oscar Poole
First Principal
Jacob W. Williams
Marker Name: Tankersley Rosenwald School - Erected in 1923

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Alabama Historical Commission.


Date Dedicated / Placed: Not Listed

Marker Number: Not Listed

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