Separate but equal.
Two schools less than two miles apart in Rochelle, Florida. The first school was built in the late 1880's for white students. The second, built 40 years later using money donated by the president of Sears-Roebuck, Julius Rosenwald.
More than 5,000 schools were constructed throughout the segregated south with the help of Rosenwald. Despite the prevalence of these schools, only a handful remain in each state. Despite its historical significance, there is scant information on the Rosenwald School while just down the road, the Rochelle School is on the national register. The legacy of separate but equal has carried over into the buildings we preserve and how we view our past.