THE CENTER CAMPUS
17 acres and 59,000 square feet of buildings
The Center for African American History, Cultural Arts & Business is being created out of the historic Southern Pines Primary School which started in 1924 as a 4 acre Rosenwald School and grew to serve as the segrgated Black K-12 school until intergrated in the early 1970's. Southern Pines Primary closed in December, 2020 when students moved to the newly constructed Southern Pines Elementary School. After a 3-year struggle with Moore County Schools, the Trust was able to purchase the campus for $685,000 on December 15, 2021.
The Positive impact the Center will have on the West Southern Pines Community as told by Angela Lee from her experience as Executive Director of the similar
Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, NC.
BUILDING USE MIX
Building Use Mix Currently Being Considered