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Peaksville School

Lillian SchoolPhoto courtesy of Fisk University Franklin Library, Special Collections

This two-teacher school was built for the 1926-27 school year. It was constructed on two acres of land and cost $3,950. Of this total, $300 came from the black community, $2,950 from public funds (provided by the Durham County school board), and $700 came from the Rosenwald Fund. The Peaksville School was built in Oak Grove Township, which was later Durham Township. It was completed during the tenure of Jeanes supervisor Carrie Jordan.

The Peaksville community began requesting the construction of this school in 1919, calling for school improvement funds at Durham County school board meetings.

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