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"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…
Sketch of proposed Burrell Slater High School, 1959
The original Burrell-Slater High School building burned in 1958, forcing the city of Florence to move its African American students into a building previously used by white students (Patton). The white students were moved into a new building…
Photograph of Trenholm High School, 1949
Trenholm High School was a school for African American students in Tuscumbia. The school had its origins in 1870 with a freedmen's bureau school, and was one of the last African American schools to close when the area integrated in 1969. The building…
"Burrell Wins Again: Goes to State Tourney"
Burrell Academic Meet, 1946
Tribute to George N. White, Burrell principal
Florence Industrial High School
This is a newspaper clipping about the Florence Industrial High School, taught by Professor J.B. Bonner and Miss M.S. Pruitt.
"Competition with the 'Crossroad'": Miss Graham, the Freedmen's Public School and the Ku Klux Klan
This is an account of Miss Graham, of Albany, NY, and her run-in with the Ku Klux Klan. According to Florence historian Lee Freeman: "According to the report, Graham was harassed into leaving town by a group of Klansmen, who considered her school…
"The Colored Grammar School"
These are articles relating to the grammar school for African Americans in Florence in 1869. Florence historian Lee Freeman notes, "I'm not sure but I think the Freedmen's Public School by 1869 had become the Florence Colored Grammar School. By 1869…