25-21 Gifford Rosenwald School
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 32° 51.837 W 081° 14.269
17S E 477750 N 3636229
Quick Description: Located on US 321 north of Sumpter Street, Gifford
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 8/5/2021 8:16:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM14PD3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BIO-HAZRD
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Gifford Rosenwald School, sometimes Gifford Colored School, was built here in 1920-21. It was one of 500 rural schools built for African-American students in S.C., funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation from 1917 to 1932. The first of four Rosenwald Schools in Hampton County, it was a two-room frame building constructed at a cost of $3,225.
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Gifford Rosenwald School had two to five teachers for an average of almost 200 students a year in grades 1-9 until it closed in 1958. That year a new school serving Gifford and Luray, built by an equalization program seeking to preserve school segregation, replaced the 1921 school. The old school has been used for church services and Sunday School classes since 1958.

Sponsored by The Arnold Fields Community Endowment, Faith Temple Deliverance Ministry, and the Town of Gifford Council, 2014
Marker Name: Gifford Rosenwald School

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 25-21

County: Hampton County

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