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KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker for African-American Woodland School in Paducah

KY ART COUNCil2 300PADUCAH, Ky. (8/2/13) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to commemorate Woodland School at 11:30 a.m. CDT Saturday, Aug. 10, at 5740 Hocker Road, Paducah.

This is the former site of a Rosenwald School for African-Americans in Massac, New Hope and Hills Chapel communities. In this one-room wooden structure, one teacher taught 25-30 students from grades one through eight. Many of the students were children and grandchildren of former slaves. Woodland School opened in the 1920s and closed in 1963, due to the integration of Kentucky schools.

From 1912-1932, Julius Rosenwald, philanthropist and CEO of Sears, Roebuck, & Co., collaborated with Booker T. Washington, a pre-eminent African-American educator, to build 5,357 new one-room schools to serve African-Americans across the South and Southwest. Their goal was to improve the quality of education for children in rural areas.

The Kentucky Historical Marker Program, administered by KHS in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, tells Kentucky’s story through the people, places and events that have shaped local communities across the Commonwealth. These markers highlight the importance of place in Kentucky’s collective history, in order to build strong communities for the future. The markers are on-the-spot history lessons that make connections between history, place and historical evidence housed in the Commonwealth’s many historical organizations. Through the program, Kentucky’s history is made accessible to the public on markers along the state’s roadways; online at www.history.ky.gov/markers and via the Explore Kentucky History smartphone application available free at iTunes and Google Play
 
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