Inscription: "Shortly after the Civil War, Mather School was founded here by Rachel Crane Mather of Boston. In 1882, the Women's American Baptist Home Mission Society assumed support of the venture, operating it as a normal school for black girls. With some changes, the school continued until 1968, when it was closed and sold to the state for the educational benefit of all races."
Erected 1982 by Mather School Alumnae Association. (Marker Number 7-16.)