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Hineshaw - Rosenwald Building Preservation Effort

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Friends of Hineshaw - Rosenwald Building ask for you to sign this petition urging the Liberty County School System (the “LCSS”) to take measures to protect the historical portion of the current Hineshaw Elementary campus known as the original Rosenwald Structure or Hinesville Shaw Elementary. The original Rosenwald Structure is one of 5,300 Rosenwald Schools that Julius Rosenwald, philanthropist and president of Sears Roebuck and Co., helped build for black children in 15 Southern states from 1912 to 1932. Black communities raised matching money to help build the schools. Local Hinesville community residents Alonzo Simpson, J.H. Gause and R.L. Duggan sold the site where the current Hineshaw Elementary sits to the LCSS for $100 in 1931. The local community donated $400 towards construction as well as volunteered labor and services.

Hinesville Shaw Elementary is included on the National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Listing dated June 2009. In 2002, the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed the Rosenwald Schools on its 11 Most Endangered Places List. Friends of Hineshaw - Rosenwald Building request that the LCSS take adequate measures to protect the Rosenwald structure from the weather as well as to secure it from vandalism.


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