- Associated Press - Sunday, November 1, 2015

BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. (AP) - A historical marker now stands outside a four-room school where African-American children were taught until the 1950s.

WTVA-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Q3Tp2i ) that families of students and one teacher at Antioch Colored School attended Saturday’s dedication.

Now there are plans to restore the school. Patricia Cook says she’d like to see it turned into a tutoring center for children.

The marker says a one-room school was built there in the 1930s, and replaced in 1948 with the four-room schoolhouse.

The marker describes the building as a “rare surviving example of a rural standardized-plan schoolhouse built under the Equalization Plan of 1946.”


Information from: WTVA-TV, https://www.wtva.com

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