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Booker T. Washington School

Location: NE corner 14th & Union Streets, Columbus. (Bartholomew County, Indiana)

Erected 1998 Indiana Historical Bureau, Cummins Engine Foundation, and Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana.

ID# : 03.1998.1

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Site of only African-American school (grades 1-7) in Columbus. By circa 1899, town's African-American population had increased enough to qualify for separate school under 1869 Indiana law. Like other African-American schools around the state, it was a symbol of community pride and achievement; closed in 1922.

Keywords

African American, Education