FEMA is requesting that participants be prepared to speak out either in support of preservation or demolition. Parties supporting preservation should be able to present a related proposal; parties supporting demolition should present a proposal for the school's commemoration.
To read more about Phillis Wheatley (1753-84), a colonial-era poet, Tulane University Libraries maintain the following resources:
The Collected Works of Phillis Wheatley. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Gates, Henry Louis. The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters with the Founding Fathers. New York: Basic Civitas Books, 2003.
The Poems of Phillis Wheatley. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
To read more about Charles Colbert's architecture, see:
Blodgett, Omer. "Welded Cantilevered Trusses Frame Elevated School." Progressive Architecture 30 (Aug 1958): 138-141.
Colbert, Charles. Idea: The Shaping Force. Metairie, LA: Pendaya Publications, 1987.
New Schools for New Education: A Report from Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Educational Facilities Laboratories, Inc., 1959. Made available at Texas A & M University here.