R.T. Coles Historical Marker Fund
It is the mission of the combined classes of Lincoln/R.T. Coles Alumni, class of 1954, that we make every effort to have a marker placed at the site, telling the awsome story of this long forgotten educational institution.
In 1933 the school was named in honor of Mr. Richard T. Coles a teacher and principal. He came to Kansas City in 1880 and taught in the first public school for black students. He was the first principal to introduce industrial training programs in an elementary school. This is just a taste of the rich history of Mr. Coles.
Won't you please help us achieve this goal of having a marker placed at the location, by donating to this cause. We are a not-for-profit- orginazation(501-c3). Those who wish to donate by check, please mail to: R.T. Coles Historical Memorial Marker Fund, P.O. Box 140592, Kansas City, MO. 64114-8592. You will receive verification of your donation. Thank you for your support.
At this time I wish to thank all who supported the LH/R.T. Coles class of 1954 in this effort. Without your dedication and financial support this project would not have succeeded. Stay tuned for further updates as they become available. The class sends it's thanks.
I want to thank all who showed up at the meeting to show their support of the project and also those who had us in their hearts but weren't able to attend. Let's keep the momentum going. Your continued support is still needed until our goal has been reached.
Is this fundraiser still going on? I believe my father attended this school. Not sure when he graduated or if he did. His name is Isaac Rogers. People callef him Sonny. His sister Jean Rogers and brother Willie Lester aka Billy Rogers attended also