Wetherington-Robinson Elementary School, Circa 1956, Delmar

After a long history of operating substandard schools for African-Americans, Georgia began building modern schools for black students in the early 1950s. This effort to delay desegregation was a knee-jerk response to Brown v. Board of Education, and while the state spent a small fortune building these schools, desegregation was a done deal and implemented fully by the early 1970s. Many of these schools still stand throughout Georgia.

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One response to “Wetherington-Robinson Elementary School, Circa 1956, Delmar

  1. This was Wetherington-Robinson, a black elementary school. It opened in 1955 or 1956 (probably the latter) and closed in 1970.

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