(Announcement From the National Trust for Historic Preservation):

Rosenwald Schools: Reflection and Revival November 1 – mid-December

The Rosenwald Initiative of The National Trust for Historic Preservation, with the financial support of the South Carolina Humanities Council and jacobsendaniels associates, llc, launched Rosenwald Schools: Reflection and Revival, an exhibit that will travel throughout South Carolina for the coming year.

The stand-alone exhibit tells the story and plight of the Rosenwald Schools, a series of more than 5,300 structures built in the early 20th Century to provide decent public schools for African Americans across the segregated South. Although many of these historic and architecturally significant schools have been lost to time, preservationists continue their search to locate schools that may still be standing, including the approximately 500 Rosenwald Schools built in South Carolina.

Exhibit:

The exhibit will be held at the Charleston County Main Library, located downtown at 68 Calhoun Street. The phone number there is 843-805-6930.

Program:

Reclaiming Rosenwald Schools Monday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. Tracy Hayes, Program Assistant for The Rosenwald Initiative of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, presents the storied history of Rosenwald Schools, a series of 5,300 structures built in the early 20th Century to provide decent public schools for African Americans across the segregated South and Southwest. She will also give an update on the preservation efforts across South Carolina, where an estimated 500 Rosenwald Schools were built through the years. This event will also be held in the Charleston County Main Library, located downtown at 68 Calhoun Street.