Historical Marker Unveiled at Middletown School

Ceremony attendees gathered around the Middletown Consolidated School historical marker

Crowds gathered around the Middletown Consolidated School historical marker on August 18, 2018.
(Photo: Jay Buckner)

The history of the Middletown Consolidated School in Berea was recognized with a ceremony unveiling the highway marker placed by the Kentucky Historical Society. The public event took place Saturday, August 18 at the old Middletown Consolidated School on Walnut Meadow Road in Berea.

The event included representatives from state and local governments, and officials from Berea College and Berea and Madison County School systems and numerous Middletown School alumni, faculty and staff. The occasion marked the significance of the site as a Rosenwald school for African American children during the segregation era. The unveiling ceremony was followed by building tours and a reception. Continue reading Historical Marker Unveiled at Middletown School

Middletown School Alumni Reunite at Historic Berea School Site

From 1927 until 1963, African American students in Berea attended the Middletown Consolidated Rosenwald School. This past weekend, a group of 51 former students plus 40 non-alumni who included parents, spouses, and siblings of alumni, returned for an eventful reunion, organized by a group of the school’s alumni. Continue reading Middletown School Alumni Reunite at Historic Berea School Site