Eckstein School Marker Dedication: Glendale's Black History Preserved
Remembrance of Black History is the key theme as the Village of Glendale dedicates an Ohio Historical Society marker about Eckstein School. The dedication program will take place on Sunday, May 29, at Eckstein Elementary School, 42 Washington Avenue, Glendale, starting at 2:00 p.m.
The program will feature former Eckstein students sharing their memories of the school, its teachers and the community from when Eckstein operated as a segregated school for African-American students between 1915 and 1958. The highlight of the program will be the unveiling of the historical marker by the oldest surviving Eckstein alumni. Text for the historical marker was composed by Eckstein alumni who participated in Glendale Council committee meetings during the past year.
After the ceremony the Eckstein School building will be open for inspection. Attendees will also be able to view an exhibit about Eckstein School developed by the Glendale Heritage Preservation with the help of former Eckstein pupils. The exhibit provides a glimpse into the lives of the Eckstein students, their teachers, parents, and the community that supported them during their formative years. The exhibit also has a brief history of the benefactress Miss Eleanor Eckstein for whom the school was named.
The Village of Glendale cordially invites all to attend the dedication program and view the Eckstein School and school exhibit.