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The Colored School (53.2005.1)
Bloomington
Monroe County, Indiana

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The marker is located at Sixth and Washington Streets in Bloomington.

The marker was dedicated February 13, 2005 and is located at Sixth and Washington Streets in Bloomington.

The ceremony opened with the singing of We Shall Overcome and the display of slave shackles. We Shall Overcome and the display of slave shackles.

The ceremony opened with the singing of We Shall Overcome and the display of slave shackles.

The audience numbered about 180 people.

The audience numbered about 180 people.

The Kingdom Kids Children's Choir from the Second Baptist Church in Bloomington sang. Second Baptist Church in Bloomington sang.

The Kingdom Kids Children's Choir from the Second Baptist Church in Bloomington sang.

John Drake whose mother attended the Colored School is in the foreground.

John Drake whose mother attended the Colored School is in the foreground.

The marker is on the site of the Carnegie library building which now serves as the Monroe County Historical Society. which now serves as the Monroe County Historical Society.

The marker is on the site of the Carnegie library building which now serves as the Monroe County Historical Society.