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Leora Brown School

Location: 400 E. Summit Street near Hill Street, Corydon. (Harrison County, Indiana)

Erected 1995 Indiana Historical Bureau.

ID# : 31.1995.1

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Facility built 1891 as elementary and secondary school for African Americans. Originally known as Corydon Colored School; first graduation was on May 14, 1897. Renamed 1987 for Leora Brown Farrow, a teacher at the school, 1924-1950. Rehabilitated as cultural and educational center, 1993.

Keywords

African American, Education