Playground Activities at George Washington Carver School, Richmond Hill, Georgia, circa 1947

Summary

Henry Ford purchased vast amounts of land around present-day Richmond Hill, Georgia, beginning in the 1920s. After acquiring the property, Ford became interested in the economic and civic improvement of the area. In 1939, Ford built a school for African-American children -- one of many local projects. He named the school in honor of his friend and famed educator and agricultural scientist George Washington Carver.

Henry Ford purchased vast amounts of land around present-day Richmond Hill, Georgia, beginning in the 1920s. After acquiring the property, Ford became interested in the economic and civic improvement of the area. In 1939, Ford built a school for African-American children -- one of many local projects. He named the school in honor of his friend and famed educator and agricultural scientist George Washington Carver.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1947

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.504.4.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 14 in

Width: 11 in

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