Robert E. Lee Academy
|Robert E. Lee Academy|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Christian (nonsectarian)|
Robert E. Lee Academy is a PK–12th grade private school in Bishopville, South Carolina. This coeducational, Protestant-affiliated school was founded in 1965 as a segregation academy. During the 2015-2016 year, the school enrolled a single black child.
Although the school was founded to preserve segregation, the football teams of Robert E. Lee and Lee Central, whose student body is 96% black, meet together for an annual pregame meal, and have for a dozen years.
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- "About". Robert E. Lee Academy. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
- Babb, Kent (October 30, 2014). "Black and white football players find common ground in a South Carolina county". The Washington Post. Retrieved 24 January 2019.