Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Schoolchildren in Jenkins, KY

Handwritten note on the image indicate that this is the "Burdine Colored School" in Jenkins, KY. Jenkins was created in 1911 by the Consolidation Coal Company, who owned the land and the majority of public buildings and private residences were built under their direction. Given the history of Jenkins, almost all the students pictured were the children of Consolidation coal miners. 1921 April 13.

More on Burdine in the Notable Kentucky African Americans Database entry on Education in Letcher County.

-The Jenkins, Kentucky Photographic Collection, 1911-1930.

2013 Black History Month exhibit by Reinette Jones

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