Black Schools in Pitt Co.

School Address Principal/year accredited. (if known)
Ayden 1301 S. Lee St./Ayden J.W. Ormand/1938
Bethel Union Barnhill St./Bethel /1940
Bruce-Falkland or Foreman School Southwood Farm/Falkland (there was also Tram Road School; originally all on Tram Road) Used until 1958
Cherry Lane 504 Ford St./Greenville S.A. Bowe
Pitt County Training School/ GR Whitfield /Grimesland
H.B. Sugg 805 S. Main St./Farmville H.B. Sugg
Fountain (later on N. Fountain; in Fountain, NC) 901 S. Main St./Farmville Chas M. Suggs/1934
Grifton 829 East Avenue/Ayden
Haddock 801 Bancroft Ave./Greenville Chas M. Anderson
Nichols/ Bell Arthur 1400 E. Fleming St./Greenville Famey Moore
Sallie Branch 415 Nash St./Greenville Mattie King/1924
Simpson Virginia St./Grimesland Township Lafayette Williams
Stokes 911 RR. St./Greenville
Winterville (W.H. Robinson as of 1970s) 1225 Davenport St./Greenville J.W. Maye
Eppes 1600 W. 5th St./Greenville W.H. Davenport/1928
Fleming St. (Sadie Saulter by ’72) Fleming St./Greenville Sadie Saulter
South Greenville Howell St. (as of ’72) Greenville Lena B. Brown/1957
St. Gabriel’s 1101 Ward St./Greenville Sister Paschal
The Industrial Graded School Corner of Broadway and Fleming/Greenville
Warren’s Chapel Winterville Luvenia S. Latham

*Number of Rosenwald-funded schools constructed in Pitt County unknown. Several “Negro” schools were merged into what were “White” schools by the time of desegregation; some have been destroyed or no longer exist in the original physical locations.

References:

The Historic Architecture of Pitt County, North Carolina (Joyner NC stacks)

The Architecture Heritage of Greenville, NC. Michael Cotter. 1988, Greenville Area Preservation Association.

Education Directory of North Carolina (1958-1959, 1972-1973). NCDPI.

Prepared by Adam King, MAT Student, ECU

Note:  Alumni from schools listed in red have contacted us and wish to be interviewed.

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