East Carroll Parish Training School – Lake Providence LA

Description

This parish training school for African American students was undertaken in Lake Providence, Louisiana during the Great Depression with the assistance of funds provided by the Public Works Administration (PWA). The funding was allocated as part of a joint project with the construction of an elementary and secondary school in Lake Providence and a bond was issued for the construction of the parish training school in 1937. The school was destroyed by fire in a suspected arson in 1959 (Leighninger, 2007).

The exact location of the school is unknown to Living New Deal.

Source notes

Leighninger, R. D. (2007). Building Louisiana: The Legacy of the Public Works Administration. The University Press of Mississippi.

"Two bond issues for schools sold in East Carroll." (August 13, 1937). Monroe News Star, p. 12.

Project originally submitted by Susan C. Allen on December 3, 2014.

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Location Info


Lake Providence, LA 71254

Location notes: General location marker for Lake Providence

Coordinates: 32.804, -91.170

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