Did you know that the Black hearing school in Cave Spring (First named Fairview School and later renamed E.S. Brown School; established in 1920s) which was right across from PB on the right side? They are likewise seeking for donations to restore that school. See the picture I took of PB, standing in the place where that black school was! Eugene W. Perdue, who was an employee at Georgia School for the Deaf for many years, used to be a student at that Fairview School/E.S. Brown school.
Please remember that GSD was opened in 1846 and state funded in 1847. The PB was built in 1939. Indeed, GSD had a long history. Also remember that John J. Flournoy proposed to establish GSD in 1833, the year after Cave Spring city was incorporated! Because he was Deaf, his idea was brushed aside and ignored for many years. Long after GSD was eventually established, the State agreed to erect the historical marker in 1956 honoring John J. Flournoy! About time he received recognition! The point is, GSD was one of very firsts in Cave Spring, and so many little-known stories of Deaf leaders and students and even GSD hearing allies needed to be told. Time to change….your donations will help to restore the PB, to keep stories alive, and to recognize and honor Flournoy and other Deaf leaders and students.
Again, any small amount of donation help a lot! We don’t want to be the last one to finally have the space to honor the Deaf community! Thank you very much! ♥️
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