200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

Prestwick High School - located in rural Washington County - educated Black Alabamians from 1922 until it's closing due to desegregation in 1969. The Chanticleer Learning Center, a Bicentennial School located in Lee County researched this school which shuttered it's doors fifty years ago. Prestwick High alumni and educators gathered on May 11th to celebrate this school of excellence and to commemorate the Golden Anniversary of the school's closing. Following the commemoration, these citizens joined Chanticleer Learning Center students at the unveiling of the Historical Marker at Prestwick Preservation Park. The students utilized their grant monies to purchase the marker which pays tribute to Prestwick High School as well as the Prestwick Post Office. The US and Bi-centennial 200 flags were raised at the park by a local scout troupe. The entire community joined in remembering and celebrating the deep roots planted long ago in Prestwick, Alabama as a deserving piece of Alabama history and another important part of the Alabama Bi-centennial celebration.