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Originally a school for white males only, the academy was turned over to African-Americans in the early 1900s. This restored National Register building serves as a cultural and heritage museum where visitors can learn about the importance of the...more
Remarkable institution history as first school established in Rutherford County, President James K. Polk attending scholar, original formal education site for African American students. The museum presents in addition to a re-created heritage classroom, but also well-organized Rutherford County and US Civil War Colored Troops...More
When I was young, this school was the only place for the African Americans in Murfreesboro to get a public education. It and Holloway HS were for the black students in our area. With integration, they were shut down but luckily, local citizens had the...More
This is an old African American school. We came here to get history of the school and area. What we also got was a history lesson in the African American experience in Tennessee. This included the Battle of Nashville during the civil war.