A labor of love came full circle Tuesday.

Community members gathered to pay homage to a piece of local history during the unveiling of the county’s 75th historical marker.

Cornelia Graves (1875-1960) was honored for her contribution and commitment to the community and education.

While another reminder of her contribution that dates back to 1951 and stands still today – Cornelia Graves Elementary School, located on Floral Street – Stephenville resident Thetis Edwards worked at least two years to uncover the history of her long, impacting life.
Read more about Graves contributions to education, here.


Freddie Allen is the National News Editor for the NNPA News Wire and BlackPressUSA.com. 200-plus Black newspapers. 20 million readers. You should follow Freddie on Twitter and Instagram @freddieallenjr.

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