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Escambia County Training School - Atmore, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo
N 31° 01.864 W 087° 28.776
16R E 454229 N 3433143
Quick Description: Marker notes the history and sports records of the historically African-American school buildings located here on Martin Luther King Avenue (formerly 8th Avenue) between Broad & McGlasker Streets.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/15/2017 8:53:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMTWNW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker text:

In 1920, a wooden building was constructed as the Atmore Colored School and operated until 1925. In 1926, a new wood and a brick building was erected with assistance from Rosenwald School fund and it was renamed the Escambia County Training School. The current school buildings date from 1959, 1980, and 1981. Located on what was once 8th Avenue, the school offered instruction in academic and industrial education, and students also participated in many extracurricular activities. The girls' basketball team won the State Championship in 1950-1951. The boys' football team went undefeated and were regional champions in 1958-1959. The boys' basketball team were also regional champions in 1965 and 1968. The first principal was Robert L. Bradley and Woodrow McCorvey Sr. was principal when the high school closed in 1970 due to integration. The campus became the Escambia County Middle School for the next 30 years.

Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage
Marker Name: Escambia County Training School

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Atmore Historical Society.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 2016

Marker Number: Not Listed

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