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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Rebuilding their old alma mater

Efforts on MB Colored School mirror state trendBy Emma RitchThe Sun News Nina Eaddy hasn't been inside her alma mater for years. She was one of its first students in 1933 and valedictorian around 1940. Now, she's part of a community push to use the old classrooms to educate adults and teach children the importance of education. Eaddy, 84, hasn't visited in a while because her four-room school - the first school for black children in Myrtle Beach - was disassembled and is waiting in a warehouse to be rebuilt. But Eaddy won't have to wait much longer to visit one of Horry County's remaining pieces of black history. The Myrtle Beach Colored School will be rebuilt within a few months at a new site on Mr. Joe White Avenue and Dunbar Street, a short distance from its original location. The project will be done with recently secured donations. Full Story:


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