Celebrating Our Colored Elementary Schools
WHAT: THE GATHERING of students, teachers, parents, residents who remember the colored elementary schools that served African-American children in the early 1900’s to 1970.
The celebration will include singing school songs, reenactments of poetry recitals, recess moments (marbles, jacks, pickup sticks), excerpts from talent shows, photos and memorabilia of schools, roll call of students, rosters of principals and teachers, storytelling (“I remember when…”)
WHEN: Currently collecting data – anticipated date is 2017
• To celebrate the richness and value of these neighborhood schools, now extant
• To collect oral histories, photos and memorabilia about the schools
• To gleam insights about these teaching and learning environments that could enhance education efforts in the 21st century.
• To document the history and legacy of these institutions
• Former students… 55 years and older, especially those 70, 80 and 90 years old.
• Former teachers
• Former support staff
• Parents of students
• Community residents
RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION:
• Searches of the WS/FC School System Archives
• Searches of Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinal Newspapers
• Review of Historical Maps and other literature
• Oral Histories from student, teachers, and residents
• Review of County commissioners and School board minutes.
FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS
CEDAR GROVE BETHANIA
Join In! Contact:
Annette Scippio, Project Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org