The first woman president of the NAACP, Dr. Enolia P. McMillan, started her professional career as a teacher in Caroline County in 1927, when she taught at the Denton segregated black high school. Continue reading First woman President of NAACP got her start in Denton
Almost all of the old buildings are gone. But we can lay old maps over aerial and satellite imagery of Caroline County to find the places where they once stood.
Do the “helicopter tour” of the school sites as they look today. We fly north to south – 1000 feet above each of 14 sites. Click any site name to explore the site in an interactive map.
The helicopter route map below shows all 14 sites.
Continue reading Helicopter Flyover: Historic sites of segregated black schools, 1875-1900
the actual distance was
There are 9 public schools in Caroline County today.
In 1875 there were 49 schools. The average distance between them was 2.24 miles as the crow flies *.
Continue reading I walked 5 miles through snow to school