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The Galesville Rosenwald School

Galesville, Maryland

Story Narrative:

Residents of Galesville, Maryland reminisce about attending Galesville's Rosenwald School, which operated from 1929 to 1956. Made possible by a grant from Julius Rosenwald, who funded up to half the cost of building schools for low-income communities, the school was opened to replace the segregated schoolhouse that had burned down the year before. It closed in 1956, when local students were bussed elsewhere, but remains a fixture in the community as the Galesville Community Center.