Photograph of Attucks School

KSCOLL_PH_Attucks_02.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Photograph of Attucks School

Subject

Schools--Kansas City, Kansas
USD 500
Schools--Architecture

Description

Black and white photo of exterior of Attucks School in Kansas City, Kansas. The second oldest of the Rosedale Public Schools. Originally a frame building on property at Bluff Street and Central, the school was named for Crispus Attucks. After annexation, in the re-naming of Rosedale Streets this address became: 2316 S. 5th Street, Kansas City, Kansas. The tan brick, eight-room modern building erected at Bluff and Central in 1939 under WPA grant. Black students were educated in the new building until the 1960's.

Despite the fact that the enrollment in Attucks was small, many successful people graduated from the school, including Mr. Didal Davis, who became an outstanding physician in Independence, Kansas, Ida Craig, became a most outstanding teacher in Kansas City, Kansas and Albert Maddox, a 1913 graduate who was the first Black physician in Sedalia, Missouri. Mary Frances Jackson was a 1927 graduate became a well known social worker. Students who attended this school were highly motivated to succeed mainly because of the dedicated teachers and encouraging parents.

Attucks School closed in August 1972 and pupils were transferred to other schools.

Creator

Bill Radford

Source

Kansas Room Special Collections

Publisher

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

Date

1929

Format

JPG

Language

eng

Type

Gelatin silver print

Identifier

KSCOLL_PH_Attucks_02

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Gelatin silver print

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 in.