Located on the grounds of Saint Paul Church.
Julian Captain, Sr freed slave who set aside 2 acres of his own land to have a church/school house built so his children could be educated. That church being St. Paul Church. The original building was across the road from the current building. He sent for and got a teacher from Oklahoma. That teacher, Lawrence Shaw taught both school and the Bible.
Marker in front of church reads:
St. Paul Baptist Church Morehead Public School
This Property Served as the first African-American School in Allen Parish until 1945
The land was deeded to the church in 1911 by Julian and his wife Modeste Captain
*School established in 1880 with Lawrence Shaw as First Teacher
The original bell still tolls in the bell tower and the original blackboard stills hang on the wall
This property has been placed on the National Register Of Historical Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
GPS Coordinates: 30.5488, -92.824
- Added: 19 Aug 2006
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2186256
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