Skip to main content
Shoals Black History on Facebook
Project Say Something
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
Contribute an Item
Search using this query type:
Search only these record types:
Advanced Search (Items only)
Browse Items (102 total)
Browse by Tag
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…
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