Historic Markers Across Alabama

Tankersley Rosenwald School Erected in 1923

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: Hope Hull vic.
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 08.539    W 086° 21.399
  32.14231666    -86.35665
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMJZDY


This building was one of fourteen schools constructed in Montgomery County with funding assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Between 1912-32, Julius Rosenwald, a Jewish philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck and Company teamed up with Booker T. Washington and Tuskegee Institute to provide matching grants for the construction of school buildings for African Americans in mostly rural areas of the South. This collaborative effort produced more than 5,000 of these buildings in 15 southern states, 389 of which were constructed in Alabama. This building was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 2001.

First Trustees
Frank Supples * Luke Anderson
John Sankey * Edd Dean
Simon Johnson * Arthur Brown
John Oscar Poole
First Principal
Jacob W. Williams

Alabama Historical Commission.


More Information:
Wikipedia - Rosenwald School
National Trust for Historic Preservation - Rosenwald Schools, A National Treasure
Fisk University - Rosenwald Fund Card File Databasel
Encyclopedia of Alabamay - Rosenwald Schools in Alabama

Wikipedia - Julius Rosenwald
Wikipedia - Booker T. Washington

End of Tankersley Rosenwald School Erected in 1923