Historical Marker Placed at Ft. Jackson School

(AP) _ Officials at an Army post in SouthCarolina are putting a historical marker at one of the state’sfirst integrated schools. Officials at Fort Jackson say the marker will be unveiled onWednesday at the current C.C. Pinckney Elementary School Annex. The annex was called the Fort Jackson Elementary School when itwas built in 1963. When it opened in September of that year, it had245 students in first through sixth grades. One of its nineteachers was black and another Hispanic. Before the school’s opening, children of Fort Jackson soldierswere bused to Columbia’s segregated schools. The Department of Defense mandated all schools on militaryinstallations had to be integrated by Sept. 1, 1955. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)