Walter Brewer Bemis Community Center Dedication

The Center for Historic Preservation would like to congratulate the Walter Brewer Bemis Community Center (WBBCC) on the dedication of its building. The new community center is housed in the historic West Bemis Rosenwald School outside of Jackson, Tennessee, in a former textile mill community. The CHP’s research professor, Dr. Stacey Graham, and director, Dr. Carroll Van West, along with undergraduate student Tara Salvati, worked with the community center’s leadership as part of our Professional Services Partnership Program to develop exhibits for the community center’s heritage room. The dedication ceremony on April 14th included remarks by Dr. Graham as well as Mayor Jerry Gist and County Mayor Jimmy Harris, in addition to WBBCC board members and namesake Pastor Walter Brewer of West Bemis Missionary Baptist Church. The community center will provide a space for youth activities, tutoring, meetings, and special events.

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