Sweet Home Vocational and Agricultural High School operated from 1924 – 1962. Sweet Home was one of the county’s six Rosenwald Schools, financed in part by a donation from the Rosenwald Fund, which provided matching funds to African American communities to build public schools. The schoolhouse included a library, four primary classrooms and a kitchen; the campus also had several separate dormitory buildings.
Accredited as a public high school in 1935, Sweet Home, like many African American schools, focused on training students for industrial and agricultural jobs following a strategy for empowering black communities made popular by Booker T. Washington’s famous Tuskegee Institute. Today, the building serves as a community center.
Sweet Home Vocational and Agricultural High School