The Kehukee & Sister Schools Project will present Living History of Legendary Schools: Rural Segregated Schools of Pasquotank County, 1925-1951 at the Museum of the Albemarle on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm.
Elizabeth City, NC – The program will include a brief historical overview of the rural segregated schools within Pasquotank County followed by two panels of former students and teachers. The two panels will engage in a fast-paced conversation about memories of the buildings, teachers, school days, teaching materials, lessons, activities, games, programs, contests, social events, parental involvement, and other issues associated with these schools.
The rural segregated schools, Kehukee, Mill Pond, Whiteville Grove, Pitts Chapel, Mount Zion, Winslow, Moses Temple, Up River, St. Mary’s, Trincolo, Union Chapel, Little River, Palmyra and Ramoth Gilead, had great teachers and provided a remarkable education before Pasquotank County Elementary School opened on February 7, 1951. The school was constructed so that all black elementary students living in the rural areas of Pasquotank County would attend a more modern facility rather than their community school which operated with primitive outside toilets, potbelly stoves for heat, and hand pumps for drinking water.
The program is free and open to the public.
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The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties, the Museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com.