Two PCHA programs planned for this month

Published 12:30 pm Monday, May 1, 2023

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COLUMBUS–The Polk County Historical Association is sponsoring not one but two educational programs during the month of May. 

The first presentation will be a continuation of PCHA’s program on the African-American Schools of Polk County.

The schools discussed will be Cobb, Green Creek and Melvin Hill schools. Part of the discussion will be on the topic of Rosenwald Schools and what they were. A special video presentation by Alphia Little Wills and Mae Carolyn Jackson will be part of the program. There will be an in-person presentation by Lucille Staley Smith during the program.

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The educational program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Womack Building at 40 Courthouse Street on May 9th. The public is encouraged to attend.

The second program will be held on May 23. The topic will be the 1957 state champion basketball team from Embury School in Tryon. Embury High was a school for African-Americans in the Eastside Community. This presentation will also be held inside the Womack Building at 2 p.m. in the second floor courtroom. 

Both programs are free of charge and residents are encouraged to attend.