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.
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.
at the E. E. Waddell Center:
621 Wall St, Albemarle, NC 28001
at the Stanly County Museum:
245 E. Main St, Albemarle, NC 28001
Registration is not required for this event.