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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Colored School


This little house once was a school for colored children. It is now a private residence. I find it interesting that so long ago there were enough black children in this community to have their own school. I also find it sad that at one time people thought it was necessary to segregate white children from black children. I'm also glad that that is no longer the case!
I also found it amusing to discover when I turned on my computer, that this month is Black History Month...when I had unknowingly planned on this post! How ironoic!

7 comments:

T said...

okay so there is not alot or any african american's there now?
that would be odd, not that they need to have their own school thats not what I ment.
my mom was during that erra, she almost got herself in a pickle cause she had to go to the restroom and the "white" one was full so she used the "black" one.... I guess the whites were a bit miffed at that... mom didn't care she just had to go... and that is pretty much how she put it. my father had to get her away fast . LOL.

Martha said...

I didn't know we had schools for colored children in the north. Guess I never thought much about it. When you grow up without the racial lines I suppose you tend to forget how deeply they were drawn.

I think many of the blacks were here on a seasonal basis. Now most of the migrant workers are Mexican rather than black. Way back when there were white workers too...

Bethany said...

That school makes a cute house.

Rachel said...

How did you find out that info on it? Does it have an informational little plaque outside of it? Steven and Michael had to do a history project once when they were in 1st or 2nd grade, and I had to drive them all over town reading these little plaques by the sites we were assigned to stop at. Anyhoo...it does make a cute lttle house.

Priscilla said...

I read it in a book about local history. There was an old photo in the book too and it told the location of the school. After that...I went and checked it out.

Gudl said...

You are good, Priscilla!
A real history buff (is that the right word?)

Tracy said...

yes, that's exactly the right word. :o)

It's kind of funny that we think of the North as being less racist in those days since they were against slavery. But didn't the "Jim Crow" laws originate in the north?