They gathered in Beaufort County Friday morning and said goodbye to what they considered a piece of Aurora history.
Former students of the S.W. Snowden elementary school shared their memories after the school was officially closed last week.
The building was originally an all black, segregated school before it was integrated in the late 1960's. Snowden will relocate to a new facility only steps away from it's original location in the fall. One former student says he remembers how important education was to the hundreds of black students that onced graced Snowden's hallways.
Some of the former students hope to transform the original S.W. Snowden elementary school into a museum.