A Historic Milestone: Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks the Restoration of the Eleanor Roosevelt School
Wright Mitchell, President & CEO, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation: A champion of historic preservation, Mitchell underscored the significance of the Eleanor Roosevelt School and the Georgia Trust's commitment to preserving it for future generations.
Ben Sutton, Director of Preservation, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation: Sutton shared insights into the restoration process and highlighted the architectural and historical importance of the school.
Mary M. Shell, National Park Service: As a representative of the NPS, Shell expressed their agency's support and dedication to preserving African American civil rights history, exemplified by the Eleanor Roosevelt School.
Voncher Walker, Co-Owner: Ms. Walker, one of the school's co-owners, shared his personal connection to the project and the importance of preserving this piece of history.
Carla Murphy, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency: Murphy emphasized the collaborative effort and the positive impact this restoration will have on the community.
Shirley Hines, West Central Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce: Hines spoke to the broader significance of the Eleanor Roosevelt School within the African American community and its potential to inspire future generations.
Eleanor Roosevelt School Alumni: Alumni of the school added a personal touch to the ceremony, sharing their memories and their hope for the school's future.
Debron Walker, Co-Owner: Mr. Walker, the other co-owner of the school, reiterated the deep commitment to seeing the restoration project through to completion.
Conclusion:The groundbreaking ceremony for the Eleanor Roosevelt School was a celebration of history, community, and collaboration. With the support of the National Park Service, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and a dedicated group of individuals, we are one step closer to realizing our goal of preserving this remarkable piece of American history. Stay tuned for further updates on the progress of the restoration, and thank you for your ongoing support in this historic endeavor. Together, we are making a difference for generations to come.
School Opening in Color
Rotary Club Meeting
Roosevelt Warm Springs (GVRA) Collaboration
The Little White House Black History Presentation.
The ERSO Project
Education is at the heart of the ERSO Project. We believe that education is the key to unlocking a brighter future for our children and communities. Though the ERSO Project, we are committed to contracting with Governments, School Districts and local municipalities to provide quality education to all regardless of their race, gender or socioeconomic background. As well as being the epicenter of educational tourism in the state of Georgia.But we Don’t stop at education, we are also dedicated to the restoring of our historic institution that has played a crucial role in shaping the lives of generations of students since 1937.