Battle underway to preserve, restore old African American school – | Charleston, SC

A Mount Pleasant community is working to save a historic African American schoolhouse. (Source: Live 5)


A community in Mount Pleasant is trying to preserve a historic African American schoolhouse.

The schoolhouse dates back to the early 1900s and is located on Seacoast Parkway off Longpoint Road.

“I can remember walking down this road with my parents and going into a one room schoolhouse,” said Thomasina Stokes Marshall who attended first grade at the old Longpoint Road School.

The property is being sold to a developer who plans to build a memory center for Alzheimer’s patients.

“Right now, we’re planning a strategy of how we can move, but before we move, we can we need to do an analysis of the building to make sure it can survive the move,” said…

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