— Museum Of African American History —In 1872, African Americans from Liberty County began another letter writing campaign; this time for a teach to replace Eliza Ann Ward. They requested that their next teacher be both a teacher and a minister. In the spring of 1874, the community finally received news that the American Missionary Association (AMA) had hired Floyd Snelson as their new teacher and minister for the Midway Congregational Church. By the end of the 1874 school term, two hundred and seventy pupils had attended. The school had grown to be so large that nearly sixty students were instructed outside the classroom. In September of 1877, Snelson was sent to Africa as a missionary by the AMA. When he returned, he resumed his position as minister but not as principal because the AMA had decided that the job now required a full-time employee.
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|Placed By||City of Flemington|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 4:52am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 455991 N 3518502|
|Decimal Degrees||31.80126667, -81.46491667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 48.076', W 81° 27.895'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 48' 4.56" N, 81° 27' 53.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8701-8899 Hwy 84, Midway GA 31320, US|
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