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The Fairview/ES Brown Heritage Corporation
3 Central Plaza Box 147
Rome, GA 30161
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Joyce Perdue-Smith
Bernice Jackson
Stephanie Brooks
Executive Assistant
Allen Shropshire
Rita Chubb-Bridge
Bob and Virginia Troy
John and Barbara Ware

Eddie Hood
President Fairview Alumni Association

Advisory Board

Peggy Allgood
Nancy Boehme
Stephanie and Cedric Brooks
Delia Carter
Faith Collins
Jeanne Cyriaque
Russell Fleming
David and Barbara Ford
Dianna Haney
Allison Stewart-Harris
Tim Hensley
Margaret Hollingsworth
Leslie Jackson
John Johnston
Ira Levy
Anthony Knight
Kevin McAuliff
Julie Meadows
David Mitchell
Winifred Morrow
Denise Puckett
Alan Reeves
Michelle Reynolds
Willie Mae Sams
Mike and Linda Weinroth

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Joseph Smith
Wes Ryals
Landscape Architect
Sarah Love
Emma Mason
Student Intern
Theresa Pippin

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In a year filled with life-changing events, we are pleased to have had reasons to celebrate at Fairview. As many organizations have done, we pivoted in some ways while continuing to move forward in every way we could. Thanks to your ongoing contributions, we are happy to say that our work has been rewarded.

Recently, we were able to safely gather on campus to share our Excellence In Restoration Award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation with some of our long-time supporters. This rare October open campus day coincided with the Trust’s Fall Ramble which was hosted in Rome and included the Fairview School on the tour. We also celebrated the planting of our first garden, the Cornerstone Garden, thanks to a gift in honor of Alan Reeves and the Reeves Family. We are honored that Fairview was unanimously recognized by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) as the Best of the Best in Historic Preservation. These recognitions encourage us in maintaining our commitment to restoring the campus with full historical significance.

Fairview’s dedicated team has worked hard to secure grants and contributions to complete porches, ramps and walkways for the building. This project has been rescheduled for completion early in the summer of 2021. We are fortunate to have a diverse group of advisors and volunteers contributing in every way needed.

Building on this year’s momentum, we are excitedly looking forward to an even better 2021. Our educational team is completing pivotal plans to deliver our programs. We are ready for the major challenge of completing campus access and safety with driveways, parking and restrooms. We humbly ask that you consider a tax-deductible contribution to Fairview by the close of the year. Thank you for your support.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday season.

Joyce Perdue-Smith, Chairman
The Fairview-E.S. Brown Heritage Corporation

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Become a part of the legacy as we ensure the restoration and listing of Fairview and E.S. Brown schools to the National Historical Registry, as well as, design and develop a permanent Exhibit of museum-like quality.

Your support will allow us to provide a learning opportunity for future generations so they too may benefit from the shared experience of honor, respect, moral character and cheerfulness gained as life skills at the Fairview and E.S. Brown Schools. (1924 to 1968)

Fairview Brown is a non-profit organization seeking support for the Restoration of the last remaining building built in the 1900’s for future community-based adaptive services. Renovation of this educational legacy preserves the rich African American cultural experience.

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Fairview and E.S. Brown’s Joyce Perdue-Smith Receives Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities

Executive Director is among thirteen individuals recognized for their contributionsto the state’s ‘civic and cultural vitality’

Governor honors Perdue-SmithRome, GA – October 7, 2015
The Fairview and E.S. Brown Heritage Corporation is pleased to announce that Chairman and Executive Director Joyce Perdue-Smith is a recipient of the fourth annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. Governor Nathan Deal announced the thirteen recipients of this year’s awards, which recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia’s civic life and cultural community, at a ceremony held at the state capitol yesterday. The awards were presented in partnership with Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities.

“The individuals that make up Georgia’s arts and humanities communities cultivate, grow and sustain our state’s vibrant cultural offerings, making Georgia a great place to live, visit and do business,” said Governor Deal.

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The Fairview-E.S. Brown Restoration Project

Interpretive Center

Fairview GardenThis rendering represents phase 1 of the project to be completed after the school is restored. This interpretive center will allow us to host field trips for students from across Georgia. It will also give us the opportunity to begin horticulture studies. The plot represents the no-longer existing Rosenwald building that had three rooms in it. As you can see, the only remaining feature of the building is the chimney (shown). Each of the three plots will contain an editable gardens that can be adopted by local area schools.

The Fairview-E.S. Brown Heritage Corporation seeks to preserve the life-affirming African-American cultural experiences of the early 1900s; namely, the Fairview Colored School located in Cave Spring, GA. The campus was erected under the Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington philanthropic building campaign to provide an education for African-Americans. The only remaining structure, the first grade building, is now in imminent danger of collapsing. Tentative preservation plans include a re-created four-acre campus with museum, campsite, organic garden, and multi-purpose buildings to benefit the entire community. Learn more >>


Fairview Brown Featured in Georgia Humanities 2014 Impact Report

We are extremely honored to be featured in the Georgia Humanities 2014 Impact Report. Georgia Humanities Council president, Jamil Zainaldin, is an avid supporter of Fairview Brown and was a dynamic and engaging keynote speaker at our 2014 Gala. Thank you to the Council for shining a light on our preservation efforts.

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