William Wells Brown Elementary School

William Wells Brown Elementary School - located at 555 East Fifth Street, opened in 2008, to replace the old Johnson and Russell Elementary Schools.  The school was named in honor of Lexington born William Wells Brown, the first African-American to publish a novel, a play, a travel book, a book-length historical account of the Civil War, a military study and a study of African-American sociology.  A practicing physician, he also advocated prison reform, temperance and equal rights for women and was a dynamic spokesman for the abolitionist movement.

William Wells Brown Elementary School, 2010   <Ambrose>

References: 
William M. Ambrose, Bluegrass Schools, Limestone Press, Lexington, 2012.
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