Anthropology Graduate Student Explores the Local Heritage of Black Education

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Camille Richardson (Anthropology M.A. student) is recovering evidence about the daily lives of students in one of the few remaining Rosenwald School sites in North Carolina. She is leading an archeological dig at Mount Vernon School in Iron Station, NC, built in 1925. Rosenwald Schools were established in the early twentieth century for Black students through the efforts of Booker T. Washington of the Tuskegee Institute, and Julius Rosenwald, the President of Sears Roebuck.

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