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Mid-South Features
6:12 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Flagg Grove School: Restoration Of An African-American Schoolhouse

Jim Smith standing at the front door of Flagg Grove School. Smith says there used to be a front porch.
Candice Ludlow

Education is the key to social mobility in the United States.  This fact was not lost on African Americans who were enslaved and later sharecroppers in the South.  In the 1880s one-room schools sprouted up throughout the region.  Many of them are now gone forever and just a distant memory.  But Flagg Grove School in rural West Tennessee is an exception. 

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