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Marie G. Davis Elementary School

3343 W. Griffith St.
Vermelle Ely with her 1st graders in the mid-50s
Charlotte's All-Black Schools

Marie G. Davis School was originally an elementary school for black children on the south side of town. It was named for a former teacher. After integration, the school became a middle school. The Marie G. Davis campus presently includes the buildings of the York Road High School, a formerly all-black high school.


An African American Album: The Black Experience in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, vol. 2. Charlotte, NC. Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 1998.