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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…
"W.C. Handy School"
This is a newspaper article about the elementary school in West Florence that was named for W.C. Handy.
"Negro Teachers Elected," 1954
This is part of a newspaper article about the election of teachers to schools in Lauderdale County by the Board of Education. The board, which oversaw the operation of 32 white schools and 10 "Negro" schools, elected teachers to serve in each of the…