Carver Elementary School - Ferndale, MI, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bobfrapples8
N 42° 27.012 W 083° 09.935
17T E 321917 N 4702035
The former elementary school is located on the east side of Mendota Road north of Eight Mile Road. Parking available on site.
Waymark Code: WM15AYM
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 1

From the Michigan State Historical marker on site:
During the early twentieth century, many African Americans migrated north to work in Detroit's automobile factories. Increased migration during World War II prompted Royal Oak Township's Clinton School District to split into two racially segregated districts. The new Carver School District and the George Washington Carver Elementary School, built in 1945, served black students. By 1960 the Carver district suffered a drop in tax revenue and could not support a high school. Because neighboring districts would not accept Carver's students, Governor G. Mennen Williams merged the Carver and Oak Park districts. The Carver school closed in 1982. Although much altered, the building is a reminder of "separate but equal" government policies that institutionalized segregation.
21272 Mendota
Ferndale, MI USA

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