Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Member Spotlight

Morris Brown College is on The Georgia Trust's 2010 Places in Peril list. This historic college, located in Atlanta, was founded in 1881 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church. One of its main buildings, Fountain Hall, is a National Historic Landmark. Many of the buildings on its campus are historically significant and close to the hearts of its numerous alumni. Nonetheless, like so many small liberal arts colleges, Morris Brown has endured its share of financial struggles. As the school is working to overcome these struggles and embrace its future, acting president Dr. Stanley Pritchett has not let the rich history of Morris Brown and its campus buildings be overlooked.

On Saturday, May 8th, Dr. Pritchett was joined by Morris Brown students, alumni and staff, as well as members of the community and members of The Georgia Trust, its staff and its board for a site work day. Over fifty people showed up to do preventive maintenance and help mothball unused campus buildings. The workday proved successful in not only accomplishing the tasks at hand, but also in raising awareness of this significant historic campus and the threats it faces.

You can learn more about Morris Brown College as a Place in Peril on our website, and more about the school, including how you can contribute, at http://www.morrisbrown.edu/.

If you are interested getting involved with Places in Peril, our next workday is scheduled for June 4th at Paradise Gardens. Click here for details.

And don’t forget, the postmark deadline for 2011 Places in Peril nominations is June 28th. If you know of a threatened historic building or site in Georgia, click here for information on making a nomination.


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