Brown Summit school ceremony set for March 29

Brown_Summit_MS_logoBROWNS SUMMIT — A ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, March 29 to install a commemorative historic marker for Brown Summit Middle School. The ceremony is located at 4720 N.C. 150 East in Browns Summit.

The Brown Summit High School Alumni and Friends Association, driven by the legacy of the early Rosenwald schools, sought to memorialize the impact the school made on the lives of black students several years ago prior to integration.

The alumni researched their former school and learned about Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington’s friendship and mutual concern about educating black students in decent school buildings.  They discovered that Brown Summit High shared the same building plans with more than 5000 schools constructed with seed money from the Rosenwald Fund.

The alumni worked to preserve the legacy of the school and sought to have a historical marker installed so that the history of the school would not be forgotten. 

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