|Title:||African American schools in Monroe County, Georgia photographs|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
Black schools in the South during the 1930s were underfunded and overpopulated, on average. The buildings where education took place were poorly maintained. Many are just large one-room buildings. Most schools were aimed at younger children, knowing that adolescents would not likely enroll. African-American schools remained particiularly rural, as adults were most often forced into concentrating on agricultural labor. Certainly the races continued to be divided in this time period, especially rural Georgia and in terms of education.
The collection consists of 16 exterior views (2 per page) of African-American schools, all in Monroe County, Georgia. School groups are also shown in most of the pictues. One page of photographs is entitled "schools of Monroe County Feb. 26, 1934 - June 30, 1935 [super]visor - J. H. Benjamin." Another page is entitled "Demonstration School - Forsyth, Georgia - Summer 1934." Also with the collection is a page of miscellaneous items including two clippings and one ticket stub (1934-1935). On the reverse of this page is a picture of the Log Cabin Country Life Center in Mayfield, Georgia.
African American schools in Monroe County, Georgia photographs. MS 3203. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.