The 10 Most Endangered Places in Mississippi in 2023.
The ninth listing for the 10 Most Endangered Places in Mississippi for 2023 is the Prentiss Institute. Founded by Jonas and Bertha Johnson in 1907, the Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute served as an educational facility for African Americans until it closed in 1989. During its heyday, the school had more than 700 students, 24 buildings and 44 faculty members. The campus includes the beautifully restored Rosenwald School and is listed as a National Register District. While a few buildings are in still use, much of the campus is neglected. [CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE]