New Lincoln School Building: This photograph shows the second Lincoln School building, which was constructed in 1911. The Lincoln School was a public school for African Americans in Edwardsville. The school closed in 1950 due to the desegregation of the Edwardsville school system, and was renovated in 1952 as a Kindergarten through 6th grade school. The school closed permanently in 1972. Today, the building is home to the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities.
Madison County Historical Society