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African American Schools in Floyd County, KY
The first school for African Americans in Floyd County was taught in a church. There would later be a colored grade school in Wheelwright. The Palmer-Dunbar Colored High School, in Wheelwright, was organized in 1936; the school was named in part for Palmer Hall, the school superintendent. By 1939, the high school offered four years of study. W. T. Gilbert was principal, and there were three teachers, one of whom was Mrs. Mannie N. Wilson. There were 41 students in the high school. --Source: The History of Education of Floyd County, Kentucky (thesis), by Chalmer Haynes Frazier.
- Church School
- Wheelwright School
- Palmer-Dunbar School
See 1946 photo image of children playing at the Wheelwright Colored School, Kentucky Digital Library.
Subjects: Education and Educators, Grade Schools & High Schools in Kentucky, African American Schools in Kentucky (Counties A-Z)
Geographic Region: Floyd County, Kentucky