The A. C. Carter Consolidated School Reunion is going on this week in Chattooga County. Organizers for the event have planned a full weekend of activities for the former students of Chattooga County’s formerly segregated schools for African-American children.
With the passage of school desegregation laws, students from the A.C. Carter Consolidated Schools were integrated into the Chattooga County School system. Fittingly, it was 45 years ago this week that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on the National Mall in Washington D.C. that lead to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and eventually to the end of segregation in public schools.
The reunion in Chattooga County will culminate this weekend with a special worship service to be held at the Hemphill Methodist Church this Sunday.