Veteran reporter Ben Steelman has been attempting to track down this answer, but it has him elusive. Here’s part of an e-mail he sent to me this week:
“The Wrightsboro Colored School one has stumped me. None of our usual sources have much about it, since it dates to when the city and New Hanover County had separate school systems; also a lot of records were destroyed in the Hemenway School fire back in the ‘70s.”
Ben was able to locate a man whose grandmother had been a teacher at the school prior to 1954, but the man knew nothing else about the school, not even where the building was.
So we’re tossing this one to the readers in hopes somebody will be able to answer the question posed by Jackson Jordan.
If you know more about this school, please share your knowledge with other readers by posting comments below. Thank you very much.
Date posted: August 5, 2010
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