History Program February 27th

All were invited to this special program presented by the N. Fulton historical societies of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, and Milton.

HISTORY of BLACK EDUCATION in NORTH FULTON COUNTY

Sunday, February 27th
at 2:00 pm
at St. James United Methodist Church
3000 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta 30009


This program focused on the the Bailey-Johnson school built on Kimball Road to provide elementary through high school education to North Fulton African-American children from 1950-1967. Originally named the "Alpharetta Colored School" when it first opened during segregation in 1950, the Bailey-Johnson school replaced small rural Black schools including one in Shakerag built on the Findley farm in the early 1930s.

The program included:

  • A brief history of the schools consolidated to form Bailey-Johnson
  • A panel discussion by Bailey-Johnson alumns moderated by Karyn Greer, CBS-46 TV Anchor
  • Developer's presentation of the plans for adaptive reuse of the building while retaining its history


Photo: Kathleen Moon Photograph Collection, Atlanta History Center