• Douglass School Project

    Douglass School Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to preserve one of Lafayette County’s historic treasures – the Douglass African-American School, built in 1925. All donations go directly the renovation and repair of the building, under the direction of the Board of Directors. All gifts and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. See “donations” page.

    Donations may be made through our QR code shown above.

    We are pleased to announce that Douglass School Project has received a $2,100 grant from Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage (FFNHA) for the purpose of completing cleanup of the building and premises. When cleanup is complete, renovation will begin.

    FFNHA is a federally funded nonprofit organization and affiliate of the National Park Service dedicated to building awareness of the struggle for freedom along the Missouri-Kansas border. Established by Congress in 2006, its nationally significant themes are the settlement of the frontier, the Missouri-Kansas Border War and Civil War, and the enduring struggle for freedom. These diverse, interwoven, and nationally important stories grew from a unique physical and cultural landscape. FFNHA inspires respect for multiple perspectives and empowers residents to preserve and share these stories. We achieve our goals through interpretation, preservation, conservation, and education for all residents and visitors.

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    Interview by Dan Cohen of KSHB Channel 41 in Kansas City September 7, 2022