Approximately 50 people attended a conference in Gloucester Friday and Saturday on how to preserve and conduct fundraising campaigns for Rosenwald schools that once educated black children.
Facilitators from the Charleston Field Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation led participants in group discussions to guide them on their paths to restore Rosenwald schools that are still standing in some areas. One such school, Woodville School at Ordinary, was visited by a portion of the group on Saturday.
Robert Bull, one of the National Trust facilitators, said that the local group trying to restore Woodville School should set a series of goals. He suggested that the T.C. Walker/Woodville/Rosenwald Foundation set a short-term goal of having heating and air conditioning in place within six months, but did not give the group a timeline of how long it might take to raise funds for a total rehabilitation.
Foundation chairman Dr. Wesley Wilson said Monday that the group alre...
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