Elizabeth Ann Parks Grinton

Elizabeth Ann Parks Grinton is a name well-known to those who attended Lincoln Heights Rosenwald School. Mrs. Grinton graduated from Lincoln Heights in the Class of 1935 before going on to Winston-Salem Teachers College and Columbia University.1 She taught elementary grades in Wilkes County (and at her alma mater, Lincoln Heights) and was a pivotal member of the area's community. In 1984, Mrs. Grinton bravely stood before a bulldozer to save the school from demolition.2 She also served as the executive director of the Lincoln Heights Recreation Board until her death in 2001.3 This exhibit explores the life and career of this astounding woman.



[1] "Guide To Elizabeth Ann Parks Grinton Papers, 1931-2000, undated," Special Collections at Belk Library, accessed April 5, 2015, http://collections.library.appstate.edu/findingaids/ac623.

[2] Brenda Adams Dobbins, "Wilkes County Training Center/Lincoln Heights School, 1924-1968," (2015).

[3] Brenda Adams Dobbins, “Wilkes County Training Center.”