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Claflin School is a memorial to local Black Americans as a foundation for freedom because education is the foundation for freedom, but the history does not just relate to African American culture it represents change within the community. Claflin School was established in 1868 by the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, during this time many former slaves were returning to their previous master for welfare and security because they had no knowledge of self survival. Claflin became the first school in Columbus GA that allowed African Americans to get a formal education and obtain the knowledge necessary for self survival. Today it stands in a state of ruin but we believe that if we all join together as group of concerned citizens our city can restore Claflin and preserve our history. To us it is more than a old run down building. It represent change, dreams and perseverance. To be a voice for Claflin please attached your name to our cause...Every voice counts!

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