Shiloh-Rosenwald School / Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

Shiloh-Rosenwald School / Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (HM1SJO)

Location: Notasulga, AL 36866 Macon County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 31.635', W 85° 40.695'

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Shiloh-Rosenwald School


The Shiloh-Rosenwald School, located in Notasulga, was a collaboration between educator Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald, CEO of Sears. Rosenwald schools are landmarks in the history of African-American education in this country. Considered "Schools of Hope," many of these educational facilities have silently disappeared from the landscape. Many became victims of neglect and abandonment. The Shiloh-Rosenwald School sits on the oldest Rosenwald community. One of the first six schools was built here. It is a two-teacher type school designed by Tuskegee Institute architects. The bricks were made by hand by Tuskegee students. The three-room school accommodated grades 1-6. The Rosenwald fund was not a handout. The African American community contributed much of the funds to the building of the school. Notasulga was organized in 1893 and is the birthplace of noted author Zora Neale Hurston (1/7/1891), an American folklorist who gained prominence during the Harlem Renaissance.

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Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church


The Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1870 and was the first recruitment site of the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to determine the effects of untreated syphilis on the Negro male. More men were recruited from this site than any other site. Noted Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray demanded an apology from the government on behalf of the participants and descendants from Shiloh. The study lasted 40 years. The church is well preserved and remains in tact. The bell that hangs in the steeple is the original operable bell from a previous wooden structure built in the late 1870s. The Shiloh Cemetery holds the remains of the largest number of men from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Graves in this cemetery date back as far as 1874. Most graves are marked with a simple headstone.
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HM NumberHM1SJO
Year Placed2010
Placed ByAlabama Tourism Department and the Town of Notasulga
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 624131 N 3599649
Decimal Degrees32.52725000, -85.67825000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 31.635', W 85° 40.695'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 31' 38.1" N, 85° 40' 41.7" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 Shiloh Rd, Notasulga AL 36866, US
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