Allen-White School Update

In early August, members of the Tennessee General Assembly’s Black Caucus presented funds to begin work on transforming the Allen-White School site in Whiteville, TN, into the Allen White Cultural and Community Center. In the 1910s, African American community members in Whiteville contributed $9,000, the largest sum raised to match Rosenwald funds in Tennessee, for the construction of a state-of-the-art educational facility for their children. The school, also known as the Hardeman County Training School, closed in 1970 after local integration. CHP staff placed the Allen-White School on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. We’re thrilled to see such progress at an incredibly important site!

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