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Creation Date

7-5-2009

Building Name

Colored Memorial School

Description

Colored Memorial School 2, Brunswick, GA

Colored Memorial School and Risley High School is a historic school complex in Brunswick, Georgia where a Freedmen's School opened in 1870. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 2002., NRIS #02001290. It is located at 1800 Albany Street and is currently a middle school.

In 1923 Colored Memorial High School building was built and named to honor African-American veterans in World War I. It is a landmark of African-American education in Glynn County. This school has continued to operate since its opening. Originally intended as a school for African Americans, it is one of the few schools that survived desegregation.

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31.15478611, -81.49101944

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Colored Memorial School; Risley High School; African - American education; Glynn County (Ga.); Schools --- Georia --- Brunswick --- Glynn County.

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