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Video: Marker Honors School’s Role in the Civil Rights Era

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TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) — A marker telling about the role an elementary school played during the Civil Rights Era was unveiled in Tupelo. The marker was installed in front of Carver School and it tells the history of the elementary school, which was built in 1939 to serve the needs of the African American children in Tupelo. Named after Dr. George Washington Carver,  the school served as a meeting place for the African American community following the order to integrate schools.

“Everyday the instructors taught us how important George Washington Carver was to us and to follow his dream to be something one day in our lives,” said City Council President, Nettie Davis.

This is the eighth marker on the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Heritage Trails Enrichment Program.