Colored Memorial School and Risley High School - Brunswiock, GA
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N 31° 09.319 W 081° 29.461
17R E 453200 N 3446918
Quick Description: The Freedmen’s School opened was the 1st African Americans school in Brunswick. It was renamed Risley School to honor Captain Douglas Gilbert Risley. The Colored Memorial High School opened in 1923. Located at 1800 Albany St., Brunswick, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/28/2013 5:59:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMGPKV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
From the historic marker located at the school.

Brunswick's first public school for African Americans opened in 1870 as the Freedmen's School, later changed to Risley School to honor Captain Douglas Gilbert Risley, who raised funds for the school's construction. In 1923 the adjacent building, Colored Memorial High School, was built and named to honor African-American veterans in World War I. In 1936 Risley High School was built on the site of the 1870 Freedmen's School and remained in service until 1955 when a new Risley High School was constructed. Both the Colored Memorial School and Risley High School are landmarks of African-American education in Glynn County.

Georgia Historical Society,
the Glynn County Board of Education,
2004.4 and the Risley Alumni Association, Inc. 63-5


The two schools are located next to one another and cover a city block. The brick work on the Colored Memorial High School is very interesting.
Street address:
1800 Albany St
Brunswick, GA USA
31520


County / Borough / Parish: Glynn

Year listed: 2002

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924

Historic function: Education / School

Current function: Education / School

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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