(Episode #510) As a centuries-old black community in Louisiana, contaminated and uprooted by petrochemical plants, comes to terms with the loss of its ancestral home, one man...
The McClary Family Visits the Strawberry Schoolhouse
Strawberry Schoolhouse was a private school for African–American children who lived at Hobcaw Barony, built for them by Bernard Baruch in 1915. This was a one room schoolhouse with one teacher for grades 1-5. The schoolhouse had no running water or electricity. Children would frequently have to stay home from school to work or care for their siblings.
In this video we see a former Strawberry School student, Robert McClary, and his family visiting the old schoolhouse. McClary’s children discuss how important education was to their father. Mr. McClary died in December 2015, a few months after this visit.