Movement underway to preserve Cramerton’s historic Black school


The historic Baltimore Village School in Cramerton is important to  Gaston County’s resident Fred Glenn.
“This is not a replica, this is the real deal,” he said. “It was a school in which my mother and my aunt went to back in the 1930s. It was built by Stuart Cramer in 1925, I believe, and it served as an education building for African-American students back in the 1920s up until the 1950s” said Glenn “I heard about them burning the school and I decided, my wife and I, decided to buy it. This is the only one left. Out of seven one-room African-American schools in Gaston County, this is the only one left intact today, The future plan is to turn it into a museum, a gathering place where you are able to teach a computer class or yoga, and for kids to appreciate the education they are getting today, according to how our education was 100 years ago