Colored Memorial School and Risley High School historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Colored Memorial School and Risley High School historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Glynn County
African American schools--Georgia--Brunswick
Location:
United States, Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick, 31.1499528, -81.4914894
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Risley Learning Center, 1800 Albany St., Brunswick
Text of marker: "Colored Memorial School and Risley High School. Brunswick's first public school for African Americans opened in 1870 as the Freedmen's School, later changed to Risley School to honor Captain Douglas Gilbert Risley, who raised funds for the school's construction. In 1923 the adjacent building, Colored Memorial High School, was built and named to honor African-American veterans in World War I. In 1936 Risley High School was built on the site of the 1870 Freedmen's School and remained in service until 1955 when a new Risley High School was constructed. Both the Colored Memorial School and Risley High School are landmarks of African-American education in Glynn County. 2004.4
Erected by The Georgia Historical Society, the Glynn County Board of Education, and the Risley Alumni Association, Inc. 63-5"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_colored-memorial-school-and-risley-high-school
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_colored-memorial-school-and-risley-high-school
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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