The Rise of Separate but Unequal Schools
Saturday, March 11
Jerusalem – Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church
21 Wood Lane
This illustrated presentation will cover the early years of segregated schools in Rockville and Montgomery County after the Civil War through the first high school for African American students in the early 20th century, with a focus on inherent inequalities in supposedly “separate but equal” schools for blacks. The local community worked to provide education until Maryland established segregated public schools in 1872. Later, Rosenwald schools supported the first county high school for blacks in Rockville.
Come learn about the early efforts in equalizing education and experience the history of this important church in advancing education at the very site where one of the earliest black schools held classes.
Ralph Buglass and Rev. Jane Wood
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