Historic black schools since 1870. Eight are still standing.

Historic black schools since 1870. Eight are still standing.

This month, we complete our four-year survey of historic schools in Caroline County, 1820-1960.
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We re-discovered 23 segregated black schools built since the 1870s.

Eight black schools are still there. 

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First woman President of NAACP got her start in Denton

First woman President of NAACP got her start in Denton

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.

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Helicopter Flyover:  Historic sites of segregated black schools, 1875-1900

Helicopter Flyover: Historic sites of segregated black schools, 1875-1900

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.

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I walked 5 miles through snow to school

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