Rosenwald School Spotlight: Fairview Colored School, Georgia

The Rome News-Tribune reports that a foundation that plans to restore an extremely distressed Rosenwald school in Cave Spring, Georgia has reached its initial fundraising goal, allowing the purchase of the historic school and grounds. Joyce Perdue-Smith has lead the effort to rehabilitate the neglected school ever since it was discovered under heavy kudzu growth in March of 2010. Volunteers have cleared the vegetation from the school and begun to stabilize the structure, but there is still much work to be done. The future of the school building is as yet undecided, but hopefully through the dedication of Smith and others, the building can be saved and put to a purpose that serves the community once again.

You can read more at the Fairview/ES Brown Heritage Corporation website.

By Michael Rose