Fort Jackson Elementary School / Hood Street Elementary School

Fort Jackson Elementary School / Hood Street Elementary School (HM1487)

Location: Columbia, SC 29206 Richland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.603', W 80° 56.024'

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Fort Jackson Elementary School
Fort Jackson Elementary School was one of the first public schools in S.C. to desegregate when classes began on September 3, 1963. The first school on post and one of the first permanent buildings at Fort Jackson, it was built in only three months. A new federal policy required all schools on military bases to admit African-American students instead of sending them to separate schools off-base.

Hood Street Elementary School
This school opened under Principal Thomas Silvester with nine civilian teachers and 245 students in Grades 1-6. A newspaper article described it as "operated without regard to race, creed or color." Fort Jackson Elementary School, later renamed Hood Street Elementary School after additional schools opened on post, has served the families of Fort Jackson servicemen and servicewomen for more than 45 years.
HM NumberHM1487
Marker Number40-??
Year Placed2009
Placed ByFort Jackson, United States Army
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 5:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 506118 N 3763272
Decimal Degrees34.01005000, -80.93373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.603', W 80° 56.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 36.18" N, 80° 56' 1.44" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20-98 Lee Rd, Columbia SC 29206, US
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