Historically Black school to remain open on Alabama coast


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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – A more than 120-year-old, historically Black parochial school that helped support the civil rights movement on the Alabama coast won’t close after all.

The Catholic Church says Heart of Mary Catholic School in Mobile will remain open. It was in danger of shutting down because of declining enrollment and precarious finances.

The church says new requests from parents point to increased enrollment, and some alumni have agreed to take more responsibility. Also, an online fundraising campaign took in more than $450,000.

The school was founded in 1901, and nuns and priests from it and its parish were active in the civil rights movement.

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3/28/2022 2:01:59 PM (GMT -5:00)

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