Flagg Grove School

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On the 28th of September 2012 there will be a fundraising event for the renovation of Tina's old school.
Here is more info about it:
"This is an official International Tina Turner Fan Club event. Many fans are expected from all around the world. We will be staying in Brownsville , Tn. There are several hotels near the West Delta Heritage Center. This event will be a fan dedication fundraiser to bring awareness and financial support to ensure Tina's heritage is celebrated with this in mind and other preservation opportunities. Special thanks to Elle Denneman, Keith Gambill, Sonia Outlaw-Clark."
And here is the Facebook group where you can find more info.

"Tina Turner's old Flagg Grove School House move and restoration
· 1866 Tina Turner's great, great grandfather Logan Currie signs a labor contract in Madison County, Tennessee, with Jesse Currie, the man that owned him during slavery. In exchange for land and the resources to cultivate it, Logan promises to grow grain and cotton. Such arrangements came to be known as sharecropping.
· 1889 Benjamin B. Flag, the older brother of Tina Turner's maternal great grandfather, George Flag, sells one acre of his land for a school, Flag Grove School House, in Haywood County, Tennessee.
· 1939 Tina Turner is born Anna Mae Bullock in Haywood, Tennessee.
Present Tina Turner is among the most influential R & B, Rock and Soul performers of all time. She began her singing career first in church as a young girl then on to become one of the most loved performers of our time winning 8 Grammy Awards and an induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.

Tina Turner attended this small school as a child and lived close to the tree line visible in the background behind the old school house.

The Big Black Creek Historical Association, Haywood County and The City of Brownsville are involved in a project to move Tina's old school from the farm field to a space at The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center at exit 56 off of Interstate 40. The building will be restored and open to the public.

Pam and Joe Stephens

Pam and Joe Stephens who owned the school and donated it to the
the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center

The Stephens Family

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