Exhibit celebrates school
A reception at the Batesville Public Library Thursday evening will open an exhibit of photos of the Macedonia Rosenwald School which served African American children in the Macedonia-Concord Community starting in 1925.
The exhibit includes historical photographs of the school, teachers and students and other archival material including oral and transcribed memories of alumni. The display will remain at the library for two weeks.
Project director Cheryl Johnson, an alum of the Macedonia Rosenwald School, and Stephanie Deutch of Washington, D.C., an authority on Rosenwald Schools, will speak at the reception.
The reception is a prelude to the unveiling of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History marker at the site of the school on Friday at 5 p.m. The Macedonia-Concord Community Center now stands at the site on Curtis Road.
The public is invited to both events, and to a symposium about the state of education for African American children in Mississippi. The symposium will be at the University of Mississippi Inn Saturday at 9 a.m.