Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The One-Room Schoolhouse

The one-room schoolhouse at Old Cahawba still stands.

Used until the 1950s, it was one of less than 100 segregated
 African-American schools in Alabama. The school is located near
 the ruins of the Methodist-Episcopal Church that burned in 1954.

7 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

what a history this little school house has had...i was surprised to learn that one of the 2 middle schools in our county was once the all black school. a friend of mine was telling me about when her grandparents went to it...of course it has been re-done but i'm always amazed to hear about our local history!

Tom said...

...what a relic from the past. I love the rusty roof and the weathered siding. Thanks for stopping by, please come again.

Marcia said...

Has no one made any effort to preserve the structure or is it too a painful a chapter in history?

Small City Scenes said...

I do love seeing the old schools----this one looks like it may not last too much longer. A shame
MB

William Kendall said...

One wonders how long it might still last.

Rose said...

What a treasure...I would love to step back in time and see/hear the kids.

bettyl-NZ said...

Such a fantastic piece of history.