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Scribner High School

Location: SW corner of 1st & Spring Streets at City-County Building, New Albany. (Floyd County, Indiana)

Erected 1998 Indiana Historical Bureau and Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

ID# : 22.1998.1

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In 1880, an 1822 school building on this site became Scribner High School for African-American students, under an 1869 Indiana law mandating public education for African-American children and allowing segregated schools. Modern facility completed and state commissioned 1907. Closed 1952 after 1949 state desegregation law.

Keywords

Education, African American