Dorchester Academy has been included in the Georgia Connector Magazine Fall 2018 issue as part of the A World of Change article following the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, according to the Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Georgia is now officially one of 14 states included in the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail, featuring a total of 11 sites throughout the state.
The historic Dorchester Academy served as a local community center after the closing of the school, extending its purpose to civil rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy and many progressive social justice leaders as a place to teach and organize the Civil Rights Movement. Out of the 11 Georgia sites included in the national trail, the historic Dorchester Academy is the only landmark on the coast of Georgia.
The historic Dorchester Academy now serves as an African-American history museum and community center and is currently developing a community education and research center.
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