Rosenwald Day to be celebrated at school site on April 30

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 25, 2016

The West Rowan Neighborhood Center Advisory Council and the R.A. Clement Alumni will celebrate  Rosenwald Day  by joining  together for a work day at the Rosenwald School site, Krider Street in Cleveland, on April 30. Volunteers and board members will be on the site  9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Alumni and friends are encouraged to come out and lend a hand as the work on the project continues. The group will be painting, cleaning and sorting books and materials for the proposed library.

The school, named for Rufus Alexander Clement, in one of more than 4,000 schools built by Julius Rosenwald for the education of African-American children in the rural South in the early 1900s.  It is one of two remaining Rosenwald Schools in Rowan County.

Parts of the building are being used by community groups for meetings and events, and will be available for various activities during the summer.

For more information about the work day activities and use of the building, contact Leonard Hall or Catrelia Hunter.