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Pupil in Pleasant Green School – 1921

Celebrating Black History Month: This photograph of a student at Pleasant Green School is one of three that were taken in October 1921 by photographer Lewis Wickes Hine. The one-room school for black students was built around 1898 on Seebert Lane near Hillsboro. Mr. Hine’s photo documented the students as part of his work for the National Child Labor Committee, when he turned his attention to rural agriculture and education. The building still stands at the junction of Seebert Road and U.S. Rt. 219. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places under its original name Seebert Lane Colored School. Courtesy of National Child Labor Committee Collection, Library of Congress; Pres. Poca. ID: PHP003962

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