Family of Rosa Scott to visit, present biography to namesake school

Family of Rosa Scott to visit, present biography to namesake school


MADISON — The family of Rosa Scott, for whom the 9th-grade school in the Madison County Schools’ Jaguar Zone is named, is traveling from across the country to gather at the school and present a biography of Scott to the library.

Neighbors from the Rosa Scott community will also attend the special ceremony to honor Scott’s contributions. The event will take place at noon on Monday, Oct. 25, in the courtyard at Rosa Scott School.

Family members composed the biography of Rosa Scott to remember and celebrate her accomplishments.

Rosa Scott was born in 1874 and was a pioneer in education for African Americans. She served as principal at the middle school in Madison, for which she helped raise funds to build. At that time the school served an all African-American student body.

In the many years since, the school has changed, grown and become the ninth-grade school that now bears her name.

Following her death in 1938, Scott was buried on the school grounds. On Monday, 12 family members and numerous community neighbors will reunite at her graveside to celebrate her life and legacy.

The Presentation of Rosa Scott Biography by Rosa Scott’s heirs and neighbors will be at noon Monday, Oct. 25, at Rosa Scott School, 200 Crawford Street, Madison. Please enter the campus from Poore’s Pass on the West side of the school, just across from Liberty Park.

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