May's Lick Negro School

May's Lick Negro School is a former black school in May's Lick, Kentucky. The schoolhouse, which dates to the 1920s, has been declared a historic landmark.

Historical marker in front of schoolhouse

After the American Civil War, the Freeman's Bureau was tasked with educating the newly freed black children. The Freeman's Bureau opened a school for black children in the May's Lick community ca. 1868. The location was behind the Second Baptist Church, near US 68 and Nicholas Street. A new schoolhouse was dedicated July 17, 1921. This school was constructed with help of the Rosenwald Fund. The school remained in operation until the early 1960s.[1]

The square brick building with long windows has been added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.[2] As of 2019, fund-raising efforts are being made to restore this building.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "May's Lick Negro School being renovated". The Ledger Independent. November 4, 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Fund-raiser planned for May's Lick School". The Ledger Independent. November 1, 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Rosenwald's May's Lick Negro School". Kentucky Department of Tourism. Retrieved 9 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 38°31′05″N 83°50′18″W / 38.51817°N 83.83847°W / 38.51817; -83.83847