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5th Street School

Location: 5th & Kimball

The following information was taken from In Commemoration of the Dunbar Elementary School, compiled by the Dunbar P.T.A., 1971 - You may find a copy of this book at the KCKs Public Library, 625 Minnesota Avenue, KCKs, (913 551-3280 - Georgia Murphy, Kansas Room Librarian)

"In the beginning there was no school for Negroes north of Quindaro Blvd. In these days, all elementary schools were segregated, thus the Negroes could not attend the Long School , then located in a railway barn at Fifth and Lafayette.

In 1904, the Negro children could attend a little one room wooden building at Fifth and Kimball called the Fifth Street School. This school had a coal stove for heat and an outhouse and held grades one to three. One teacher, Miss Lizzie Davis, taught all grades, but the approximate enrollment was only twenty-five. After finishing grade three, these children attended Stowe or Douglass until the eighth grade, when they graduated to the High School.

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History Site created on December 02, 2002
Page last updated: 23-Apr-2014

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