Banneker School in Parkville was the first one-room schoolhouse for black children in Platte County. It opened in 1885. Efforts are under way now to restore the schoolhouse and turn it into a museum. On Friday, march 20, 2014, Bobby Brooks with MTS Contracting stirred up a lot of dust as he removed the old mortar on the school's brick exterior.
Banneker School in Parkville was the first one-room schoolhouse for black children in Platte County. It opened in 1885. Efforts are under way now to restore the schoolhouse and turn it into a museum. On Friday, march 20, 2014, Bobby Brooks with MTS Contracting stirred up a lot of dust as he removed the old mortar on the school's brick exterior. SUSAN PFANNMULLER Special to the Star
Banneker School in Parkville was the first one-room schoolhouse for black children in Platte County. It opened in 1885. Efforts are under way now to restore the schoolhouse and turn it into a museum. On Friday, march 20, 2014, Bobby Brooks with MTS Contracting stirred up a lot of dust as he removed the old mortar on the school's brick exterior. SUSAN PFANNMULLER Special to the Star

Banneker School, which served children of freed slaves, is finally being restored

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