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Booker T. Washington Home West Side of Bloomington, Undated

Home for Colored Children, undated.

Impoverished, neglected, and unwanted children in the Twin Cities were once separated by race.
Established in 1918, the McLean County Home for Colored Children (later renamed the Booker T. Washington Home) was located on the 1200 block of W. Moulton St. (now MacArthur Ave.) In 1925, construction began on the tile block and brick building shown here. In the late 1960s, the Booker T. Washington Home merged with the Lucy Orme Morgan Home, a group home for white girls.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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