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Black History: Program planned on Wilson Countys Rosenwald Schools

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In the early 20th Century, Sears, Roebuck and company President Julius Rosenwald funded the construction of schools throughout the South built by and for African Americans.

Benjamin Nance of the Environment and Conservation for the State of Tennessee, Division of Archeology, will present a program on the countys Rosenwald Schools on Saturday, Feb. 25, in honor of Black History Month.

The event, which begins at 1 p.m. at the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, 149 Public Square in Lebanon, is sponsored by the Roy Bailey African American History Center and Museum, There is no charge for admission, but donations are appreciated.

The museum, at 115 East Main Street, Suite B, in Lebanon, is dedicated to showcasing the history and achievements of African American citizens in Wilson County.

The success of the Roy Bailey Museum depends totally on the citizens of Wilson County, said Wilson County Black History Committee President Mary Harris. We are deeply grateful for the help of the community, and would like to thank each individual, each organization, each church, each foundation and each business for your support.

For more information about Black History Month events in Lebanon, call the Roy Bailey African American History Center and Museum at 449-2911.

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