The Commission is involved in attempting to preserve the Siloam Rosenwald School, located near UNCC. Rosenwald Schools are extremely important in African American history. Julius Rosenwald, head of Sears Roebuck & Co., joined with the Booker T. Washington in developing plans for new schools for African American children in the South. The Siloam Rosenwald School is suffering from neglect. The owners have yet to demonstrate a commitment to its preservation. Click for Video
Dan Morrill, Consulting Director of the HLC, recently spoke with The Charlotte Observer regarding the Reginald Hawkins House being recommended for historic landmark status by the Commission.
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Charlotte home of ‘caustic’ 1960s civil rights activist may become historic landmark