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School and Education
This collection holds the database of information pertaining to school and education, including photographs, oral histories, written histories, and yearbooks.
The Freedmen's Public School of Florence, 1866-1869
A series of documents and newspaper articles pertaining to the Freedmen's Public School, which was founded in October of 1866 by the Pittsburgh Freedmen's Aid Commision. The Freedmen’s Public School, succeeded an earlier school taught in 1865 by…
"Improved School Facilities for Negro Children."
A Florence Herald report of Sept. 22, 1922 that in order to provide increased facilities to Florence's African-American children the board of education has had the old Fifth Ward two room school building (built ca. 1890s) relocated to the John F.…
North Alabama Baptist Academy, Courtland, Alabama
A collection of regional newspaper articles on the North Alabama Baptist Academy (NABA), founded in 1896 in Courtland, Lawrence Co., Alabama by the Muscle Shoals Baptist Association, a Missionary Baptist association comprised of sixty-six churches in…
"City High School opens Sept 13th"
This is a newspaper article about the "Colored City High School" in Tuscumbia.
"Application of Negro Student Rejected by FSC"
This is a newspaper account of Wendell Wilkie Gunn's attempt to integrate Florence State University. His initial attempt to enroll was rejected by President E.B. Norton. Gunn later challenged Norton's refusal and gained acceptance into the…
Mrs. Ellen T. Trenholm, teacher
This is a newspaper photograph and article about Ellen T. Trenholm, an educator in the Tuscumbia city high school and wife of Dr. George Washington Trenholm.
Miss Julia F. Meredith, teacher in Tuscumbia city school
This is a newspaper photograph and article about Miss Julia Meredith, a music teacher in the Tuscumbia city school (for African Americans). Meredith was born, raised, and went to school in Tuscumbia before attending the Trinity Institute in Athens,…
Professor J.W. Morgan, Leighton, AL
This is a newspaper photograph and article about Professor J.W. Morgan, principal of the Leighton District school.
*Burrell-Slater School to Open After Holidays*
"Burrell-Slater Opened to Public"
A December 8, 1960 *Florence Herald* article reporting that the new Burrell-Slater High School would be completed after the Christmas/New Year's holidays, with an open house planned for January of 1961.
A February 2, 1961 *Florence Herald* article…
Hewitt School near Bailey Springs, in Lauderdale County
According to Sandra Sockwell's *Place Names of Colbert and Lauderdale Counties, Alabama,* p. 267, the Hewitt School was located in the SW 1/4 of S 15 T2S R 1W near the historic Bailey's Chapel AME Church. Sockwell says:
"This black school, serving…
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