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Fairview and E.S. Brown’s Joyce Perdue-Smith Receives Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities

Executive Director is among thirteen individuals recognized for their contributionsto the state’s ‘civic and cultural vitality’

Governor honors Perdue-SmithRome, GA – October 7, 2015
The Fairview and E.S. Brown Heritage Corporation is pleased to announce that Chairman and Executive Director Joyce Perdue-Smith is a recipient of the fourth annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. Governor Nathan Deal announced the thirteen recipients of this year’s awards, which recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia’s civic life and cultural community, at a ceremony held at the state capitol yesterday. The awards were presented in partnership with Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities.

“The individuals that make up Georgia’s arts and humanities communities cultivate, grow and sustain our state’s vibrant cultural offerings, making Georgia a great place to live, visit and do business,” said Governor Deal.

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Tour of Historic Homes Benefits Fairview School

Tour of Historic Homes Benefits Fairview School

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015

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The Fairview-E.S. Brown Restoration Project

Interpretive Center

Fairview GardenThis rendering represents phase 1 of the project to be completed after the school is restored. This interpretive center will allow us to host field trips for students from across Georgia. It will also give us the opportunity to begin horticulture studies. The plot represents the no-longer existing Rosenwald building that had three rooms in it. As you can see, the only remaining feature of the building is the chimney (shown). Each of the three plots will contain an editable gardens that can be adopted by local area schools.

The Fairview-E.S. Brown Heritage Corporation seeks to preserve the life-affirming African-American cultural experiences of the early 1900s; namely, the Fairview Colored School located in Cave Spring, GA. The campus was erected under the Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington philanthropic building campaign to provide an education for African-Americans. The only remaining structure, the first grade building, is now in imminent danger of collapsing. Tentative preservation plans include a re-created four-acre campus with museum, campsite, organic garden, and multi-purpose buildings to benefit the entire community. Learn more >>


Fairview Brown Featured in Georgia Humanities 2014 Impact Report

We are extremely honored to be featured in the Georgia Humanities 2014 Impact Report. Georgia Humanities Council president, Jamil Zainaldin, is an avid supporter of Fairview Brown and was a dynamic and engaging keynote speaker at our 2014 Gala. Thank you to the Council for shining a light on our preservation efforts.

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The Fairview-E.S. Brown School
Remembered and Recognized

The 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Fairview School

A historic event came to fruition on the weekend of November 6-8, 2013 when the Fairview-E.S.Brown School in Cave Spring celebrated its 90th birthday. The school, one of four buildings that stood on a Rosenwald campus is located in Floyd County. Hundreds of people including Georgia’s Attorney General, Sam Olens, lengendary Atlanta news anchor, Monica Kaufman Pearson, alumni, friends, university scholars, noted authors and family members of Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald came from far and wide to pay tribute to the school that gave this small community a sense of pride and purpose. Now, the restoration of this modest school will begin.

This reimagined building will house a museum and a place where today’s school children can see how students in the 1920-1950’s learned far more than their ABC’s. The campus will feature farm to table gardens that will give children the experience of planting vegetables and other staples that were essential in rural communities. During the weekend former students talked about the life lessons they learned and how Fairview prepared them for a future that was to change beyond anyone’s imagination.

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