Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Hampton Colored School

Marker ID: SCHM 25-6
Location: on Holly Street, between Lightsey and Hoover Streets, Hampton
County: Hampton
Coordinates: N 32° 52.107    W 081° 07.057
  32.86845    -81.117617
Style: Free Standing **


Constructed for black students, this elementary school was built shortly after Hampton County School District purchased the land in the late 1920s. Two of the school´s alumni of the 1930s and 1940s, brothers James F. and Julius C. Fields, achieved national stature as actors, dancers, and choreographers in stage, television, and motion picture productions.

Erected by Hampton County Historical Society - 1989