Historic Markers Across Alabama

Oak Grove School

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Location: On Oak Grove Rd, west of County 69, Gallion, Alabama
County: Hale
Coordinates: N 32° 32.785    W 087° 40.782
  32.54641666    -87.6797
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7NF9


Tuskegee educator Booker T. Washing and Julius Rosenwald, Sears, Roebuck & Company president, initiated one of the most ambitiuous school building programs for African Americans in the United States. The Oak Grove School is one example of the more than 5,300 school buildings constructed in 15 southern states between 1912 and 1913 with financial support of the Rosenwald Rural School Building Fund. In 1925, the local community match Rosenwald's gift and hired Grover Scott to erect his school on land donated by George E. Willis. The first principal was Marie Carrington Jone (1926-1936) followed by Dorothy Agnew schoot (1936-1968). Other teachers included Louise Garrett, Rebecca Mattie Agnew Burks, Roxanna Garrett Dawson, Renona Crawford Martin, Elnora Wilson Barnfield Henderson, Lois Penny Stokes, Willie Glover Love, Eunice Beard, Rosyln Worthy Bennett.


More Information:
Wikipedia - Oak Grove School (Prairieville, Alabama)

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