December 21, 2007
In 1920, Floyd Brown, a Tuskegee Institute graduate, established Fargo Agricultural School near Brinkley (Monroe County), a private residential school for African-American students. The school offered “training for the head, hands and heart” and a high school education for hundreds of black students for almost thirty years. Students and friends are shown here gathered in front of the administration building, the fourth building constructed at the school. A small museum preserving the school’s history was opened at the former site of the school.