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Garrison School Exterior Grounds

Garrison School, established in 1877, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only Black School still standing in Clay County and is the 501c3 for the Clay County African American Legacy Inc. Upon  entering the Garrison School Cultural Center site from the Water Street parking lot, visitors will see a large black and white mural on the building with the theme "Stony the road We Have Trod." This mural depicts the struggle of Black people for equal education during the segregation era. As you walk around the building on the Main Street side, you will see another mural with the theme "Sing a Song Full of the Faith that the Present Has Brought Us." This mural depicts life for Black people during the desegregation era. Visitors will also see the following sculptures on the Main Street side of the building: each is described in your historic Tour Guide brochure:

  • Blue Bottle Tree
  • Garrison Historic Marker
  • Sankofa  Bird Sculpture