School, Gregg County, TXPhotographer's
"On Shiloh Rd in White Oak, TX. Just North of Longview.
The Shiloh Historic Baptist Church/ Cemetery is on the same road.
is an easy to find spot. I was shocked to only find one photograph on the internet
after extensive searching!" - Maryanne
OF SHILOH SCHOOLThe
newly freed African Americans of the Shiloh Community established a school for
their children shortly after the Civil War. The one-room building was demolished
in the late 1800's and classes were held at the Shiloh Baptist Church. With financial
assistance from the Julius Rosenwald Fund, a new two-room school was erected in
1920. It was replaced by a large brick building in the 1930's. The High School
was closed in 1949; the end of segregation closed the rest of the Shiloh School
in 1966. Shiloh graduates became contributing citizens in Texas and the nation.
Long vacant, the school building was later used to store chemicals for a plastics
company, and burned in 1993.
What remains of Shiloh School today|
Photo courtesy Maryanne
Gobble, December 2010