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Beach Institute

The Beach Institute

The Beach Institute is Georgia’s oldest school for African Americans. Initially, the school had 600 students enrolled with nine female teachers and a male principal. Most of the teachers were white and tuition was $1 per month. In 1919, the Beach Institute closed as a school. Visitors may view local and national African American art exhibitions, including an impressive collection by Ulysses Davis, a renowned native Savannah wood carver.

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