This is a school enumeration for district number 40, Black Rock school in Lawrence County, prepared by the school board director and secretary. It details the number of students attending school in that district for the year of 1909.
Public schools have long relied on property taxes for funding. In the early 20th century, regular reports were required to show the proper use of funds and to justify the allocation of funds. In 1909, Black Rock school (district #40) had a large population of students including a sizable number of African-American students. Over the next two decades, the demographics would shift drastically as Jim Crow laws and racial tensions increased, leading nearly all of the local African-American families to move away from the area.
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Race relations; Census; Children; Education; School attendance; School board members; School children; Schools; Taxes
G.A. Warren; Clay Sloan
Lawrence County (Ark.)
Lawrence County (Ark.) school census records, MSNE.0057
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Enumeration, Black Rock school, Lawrence County (Ark.) school census records, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
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