Every so often I drive past a derelict school building in Marshall County. Although I’ve often had a camera in the car with me when I’ve driven by, I’ve never taken the time. Today I had a sense that if I did not make the time, one day soon I would find site razed.
This morning I met and spoke with a woman who told me the school at Farmington had been a black school, that is, a school established for the segregated education of black children. She said she had taken photographs of this and, I believe, other schools’ exteriors to illustrate an article she had written about another black school. She said she did not know who currently owns the property.