NewsHistorical All-Black Schoolhouses In Maryland To Be Preserved

Historical All-Black Schoolhouses In Maryland To Be Preserved

Historical all-black schoolhouses in Maryland, part of the Rosenwald institutions, are in the process of being preserved by their advocates and graduates.

The right to education has been a historical battle for Black people and often won within all-Black schoolhouses, known as Rosenwald schools, across the southern United States. Now, these storied institutions within Maryland, that taught generations of Black Americans, are in the process of being preserved to retain their history.

The school was one of hundreds across the states and even more around the country, with Rosenwald schools being constructed to provide spaces for Black people to receive an education. Efforts are now in place in multiple areas to conserve their vast history, as previously reported by BLACK ENTERPRISE.

“There’s a story here that needs to be told,” Givens said. “We came here. We were educated. We didn’t have the best education, but for a few of us, for many of us, we were able to take what little we had and go out in life and make something of ourselves.”

The school has not received the same upkeep as Hosanna, yet its supporters are working toward a years-long plan to renovate it to become a focal point of history for the generations of Black people it benefitted.

“Seeking to preserve this place really sends a signal to the community that this place mattered, and this place still matters,” expressed Morgan State Professor Dale and project architect Dale Green.

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Source: Black Enterprise


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