[Photograph of Dorchester Academy buildings, Thebes community, Georgia, 1927]

[Photograph of Dorchester Academy buildings, Thebes community, Georgia, 1927]

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Title:[Photograph of Dorchester Academy buildings, Thebes community, Georgia, 1927]
Date:1927
Description:

Thebes community, 1927. Dorchester Academy buildings located on Georgia Hwy. 38 between McIntosh and Midway.

2003/07/03: Dorchester Academy was opened by the American Missionary Association after the Civil War to educate newly freed slaves. It was both a boarding school and a day school. It was closed in 1940 after a consolidated public school for African American youth was built by Liberty County. It is now a community center. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often visited the center and prepared for the 1963 Birmingham civil rights campaign while at Dorchester Academy.

Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Schools--Georgia | African Americans--Georgia | Architecture--Georgia | Education--Georgia | Georgia
Collection:
Institution:Digital Library of Georgia
Contributors:Georgia Archives
Online Publisher:2004
Rights and Usage:

Held by Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/vang/id:lib092