MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) – A group of alumni from a once segregated all-black school in Marietta are determined to try and save it.
The Marietta Daily Journal reports that members of the Lemon Street Heritage Group are trying to prevent the Lemon Street Elementary School from being razed like the old high school was. George Miller, a 64-year-old retired postmaster, is chairman of the group’s 13-member board of directors. Miller said the group is working with the school’s owner, Marietta City Schools, as well as the city of Marietta and Marietta Housing Authority, to gain possession of it.
The group’s plans for the school include renovating it to house a history museum and computer lab, and classrooms for after-school programs, a GED program, job preparation courses and a library, among other things.