Gallipolis City School District

01/03/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/03/2018 16:36

Honoring Robert Mitchell

In conjunction with Black History Month (February), the Gallipolis City School District will be recognizing the accomplishments of Robert Mitchell. Robert was a local humanitarian, activist, and influential figure in the promotion and implementation of integrated schools in Gallipolis. One hundred years ago, Mr. Mitchell led the way to an early desegregation of Gallia Academy High School. Because of his efforts, the Gallipolis City Schools became fully desegregated in 1951. Robert Mitchell is buried in the Pine Street Colored Cemetery on State Route 160.

Link to the Ohio Historical Marker at the Pine Street Colored Cementery.