Vienna High and Industrial School

Vienna High and Industrial School (HM2COF)

Location: Vienna, GA 31092 Dooly County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 5.588', W 83° 46.962'

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A Georgia Equalization School

Established in 1959, Vienna High and Industrial School was a consolidated school for African Americans during segregation. As part of Georgia's massive resistance to federally mandated school integration, politicians and school officials sought to address the blatant geographic and racial disparities in education by constructing hundreds of new (but still segregated) school across the state during the 1950s - 60s. Known as "equalization" schools, they were often among the fist modern buildings in rural areas and became centers of African-American community life. With forced integration in place statewide by 1970, many of these new schools were abandoned or repurposed with their students moving to the formerly all-white schools. Vienna was unusual in that it became the integrated Vienna High School with Dr. Napoleon Williams, the head of the former African-American school, as its principal. The school later served as Vienna Elementary until its closure in 2004.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, City of Vienna, Vienna Historic Preservation Committee, Georgia Natural Resources Foundation
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Date Added Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 7:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 237379 N 3554148
Decimal Degrees32.09313333, -83.78270000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 5.588', W 83° 46.962'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 5' 35.28" N, 83° 46' 57.72" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 216 9th St, Vienna GA 31092, US
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