Rosenwald Schools

The Siloam School building
Michael Falero / WFAE

A historic Jim Crow-era school building that educated African American children has received a large donation for its transformation into a museum exhibit.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

The Charlotte Museum of History is trying to save a historic African American schoolhouse in north Charlotte that was one of the area's earliest schools to give formal education to black children. The museum hopes to restore the building and turn it into an exhibit for today's schoolchildren, but it's facing challenges raising funds and interest in the project.

Along The Great Wagon Road: The Rosenwald Schools

Sep 11, 2014
Courtesy of the Virgina Department of Historical Resources

It's time for another radio road trip Along The Great Wagon Road - our series exploring the history of the Charlotte region with Tom Hanchett of the Levine Museum of the New South.

Today, our road trip takes us north on I-77  a bit to Huntersville, where an extraordinary piece of American history is hidden in plain sight. It’s a monument to one of America’s great forgotten philanthropists and of white-black partnership in the Jim Crow South.