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Sweet Home Colored School

General Entry

Sweet Home Colored School, an industrial training school for Blacks, was on Route 3 in Seguin, Texas, in Guadalupe County, an area settled mostly by African Americans. It had three teachers in 1917, and several students transferred to the school from other districts. The school offered manual training and domestic science, plus the regular curriculum, and maintained a small farm with experimental garden plots. The complex of frame buildings included a teachers' cottage, a church, a school building, a blacksmith shop, and a bell tower from which a bell was rung each morning at 7:30 to begin the school day. George Washington Brackenridge was said to have been a contributor to the school's support. By the 1934–35 school year Sweet Home Colored School had an enrollment of 134 pupils, and a faculty consisting of one full-time teacher, and two part-time instructors. The principal was A. R. Mills and the school superintendent, M. H. Weinert.

L. A. Woods, Negro Education in Texas, 1934–1935, Bulletin of the State Department of Education 11 (March 1935).

Categories:

  • Education
  • Defunct Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • Peoples
  • African Americans

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Sweet Home Colored School,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed March 08, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/sweet-home-colored-school.

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