Strawberry Schoolhouse was a private school for African–American children who lived at Hobcaw Barony, built for them by Bernard Baruch in 1915. This was a one room schoolhouse with one teacher for grades 1-5. The schoolhouse had no running water or electricity. Children would frequently have to stay home from school to work or care for their siblings.
In this video we see a former Strawberry School student, Robert McClary, and his family visiting the old schoolhouse. McClary’s children discuss how important education was to their father. Mr. McClary died in December, 2015, a few months after this visit.
Visit the immersive transmedia website BETWEEN THE WATERS, which showcases the culture and history of Hobcaw Barony at http://betweenthewaters.org.
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