History in the Making

Rosenwald Schools and Kingville Community

The Stanly County Museum, Stanly County Historicial Society, and E. E. Waddell Center proudly present an exhibit and presentation on

Rosenwald Schools and the Kingville Community

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Julie Hawks (Stanly County Museum) will present a brief history of African American education in the South and the Rosenwald Schools. Brenda Stanback (Kingville Alumni Association) and Douglas Waddell will offer a glimpse into the Kingville community.

Original Kingville School Building

Original Kingville School Building

Urged by Booker T. Washington, Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck, and Co., established a fund that provided architectural plans and matching grants that helped communities build more than 5,300 schools, primarily for African-Americans, from Maryland to Texas between the late 1910s and 1932. North Carolina was home to 813 of these buildings, far exceeding numbers in any other state.

Stanly County had 6 of these schools and 2 teachers’ houses.

Presentation to be held at 1pm
at the E. E. Waddell Center:
621 Wall St, Albemarle, NC 28001
(704) 984-9568
Exhibit will open at 3pm
at the Stanly County Museum:
245 E. Main St, Albemarle, NC 28001
(704) 986-3777


Registration is not required for this event.