National African-American Heritage Month – Earl School, Las Animas County

Earl School, Las Animas County (location restricted), listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2013

Earl School – Las Animas County

The Earl School welcomed the students of Earl for 37 years, beginning in 1909, and was the only local venue available for social functions. Earl School served African-American students of the so-called “Black Colony” as well as Hispanic students. It is a good example of a one-room adobe schoolhouse, built for functionality using locally available and inexpensive materials. The Earl School relates to the historic context outlined in Rural School Buildings in Colorado (http://www.historycolorado.org/content/rural-school-buildings-colorado). Continue reading “National African-American Heritage Month – Earl School, Las Animas County”