Rosenwald Schools educated generations of Black Americans. Now, graduates are fighting to preserve the classrooms and their legacy.

Written by on February 3, 2024


Maudy Adkinson Johnson remembers walking across cow fields and busy roads as a child to get to her one-room schoolhouse in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

It was the 1950s, and Johnson said the Lee-Buckner School was teaching her how to read, write and do math problems. She was also making friends with other Black children.

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