Historic Markers Across Florida

Madison County Training School

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Location: Mosley Hall Rd, west of Madison, FL
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 30° 27.489    W 083° 25.701
  30.45815    -83.42835
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7AXE


This site once housed three separate and distinct educational institutions for African Americans residing in and around Madison County: the Madison County Training School, Suwannee River Junior College and Suwannee River High. The site was in continuous use for education from the 1920s, when a Rosenwald Fund School was here until 1970. Upon desegregation, the site went on to house an integrated Madison Middle School until it´s closing in 2001. Superintendent Edwin Browning noted the district´s duty to rebuild a modern facility, stating "The Negro citizenry of Madison has manifested the very highest type of cooperation, understanding and general behavior with a willingness on our part to do that which is just and fair." The school´s proud legacy has produced many distinguished alumni. This marker honors the educators who labored here, and the students who applied their lessons to better themselves and society.

Madison County Board of Commissioners and the Fl. Dept. of State - 2009


More Information:
Wikipedia - Rosenwald School
National Trust for Historic Preservation - Rosenwald Schools, A National Treasure
Wikipedia - Julius Rosenwald
Wikipedia - Booker T. Washington

City: Madison, FL