Bracey, Virginia has a Rosenwald School, which was known as The Carroll- Boyd School. This was an African American School which was part of the Mecklenburg County School System. The school had electricity with 3 classrooms, 3 coal heaters, 2 small cloak rooms, and a kitchen.
The Bracey History Project is looking for stories, memories or older pictures about this school. I first learned about Rosenwald Schools in the Bracey Community’s write up, which was in the fall 2019 Lake Life Lake Gaston. I asked members of the Bracey Community Project about Rosenwald. I think Rosenwald Schools have an interesting and important history. I’m really glad that there may be preservation efforts underway for the building and I welcome people’s stories about the school.
A huge thank you to Melissa Hartman and Willie Bennett for their help with this post. If you have any information about this school, or know someone who attended this school please comment below, or send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Rosenwald Schools:
- National Trust: Rosenwald Schools: https://savingplaces.org/places/rosenwald-schools#.Xv55z3t7m00
- Rosenwald wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosenwald_School
- This link shows building plans, Virginia preservation initiatives and other Rosenwald Schools in Virginia: https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/news/slideshow-virginia-rosenwald-schools-listed-on-the-vlr-and-nrhp/