Dixie Training School / Berkeley Training High School

Dixie Training School / Berkeley Training High School (HMJEI)

Location: Moncks Corner, SC 29461 Berkeley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 11.524', W 79° 59.778'

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Berkeley Training High School, first called Dixie Training School, stood here from 1920 until the 1980s. The first public school for blacks in Moncks Corner was founded in 1880. It held classes in local churches until its first school was built in 1900. The three-room school built here 1918-1920 at a cost of $6,700 was one of almost 500 in S.C. funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation 1917-1932.

Rev. James Van Wright led a local effort to fund and build the school, with its slogan "A Dollar or A Day." Rev. Harleston, the first principal, was succeeded in 1921 by R.A. Ready (d. 1952), principal for 29 years. The school, at first including grades 1-11, became Berkeley Training High School in the 1930s. It moved into a new school on U.S. Hwy. 17 in 1955 and closed in 1970 when county schools desegregated.
Series This marker is part of the Rosenwald Schools series
Marker Number8-39
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Alumni and Friends of Berkeley Training High School
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 5:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 593559 N 3673028
Decimal Degrees33.19206667, -79.99630000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 11.524', W 79° 59.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 11' 31.44" N, 79° 59' 46.68" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-603 Main St Exd, Moncks Corner SC 29461, US
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