Tina Turner's Grade School House Moving From Nutbush to Brownsville
7 Eyewitness News Staff
The one room building where singer Tina Turner once attended elementary school in Haywood County is being moved to the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center.
The Center Directer Sonia Outlaw-Clark said workers began moving the Flagg Grove School Building Thursday but had to stop because of inclement weather. The move from Nutbush to the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville did continue Friday. The school closed in 1968 and has since been used as a barn.
"This was a very important school in the African American community. The land that the school sat on was brought from a former slave owner who came here North Carolina after the civil war," said Outlaw-Clark.
Owners Pam and Joe Stephens donated the building to the center where it will be restored and become one of the center's permanent exhibits.