Lowndesboro School alumni celebrate historic recognition

Published 11:00 am Monday, April 29, 2024

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By Josephine Bolling McCall

Special to The Lowndes Signal

Lowndesboro School alumni celebrated a new marker recognizing the school’s role in the history of Lowndes County at an event on April 20. Among the oldest surviving Reconstruction-era African American schoolhouses in the United States, the building stands for thousands of schools built by formerly enslaved people throughout the South that were allowed to deteriorate due to lack of adequate funding from public school districts or destroyed during waves of white supremacy violence. The Elmore Bolling Initiative President Josephine Bolling McCall, Kenneth Gregory, and Linda Gregory Bibb are alumni of Lowndesboro School and McCall attended the school on Dec. 4, 1947, the day her father was lynched in Lowndesboro. Learn more at bollinginitiative.org. 

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