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Freedmen's Public School Letters
According to Florence historian Lee Freeman, "The Freedmen’s Public School, seems to have succeeded a series of earlier schools, such as that taught in 1865 by native African-American and former Wesleyan College bootblack "Prof." George Poole…
"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…
*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…
Tribute to William H. Lewis , African American educator
This collection features two obituaries and a tribute to William H. Lewis, who served as a teacher/principal at Burrell for 43 years.
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…
1949-1950 Burrell-Slater yearbook
This is the 1949-1950 Burrell-Slater High School yearbook.
This is the response of Florence Times editor MW Camper to the letter to the editor published by George Seawright in that issue taking to task certain black citizens "hooting" at teachers of the Colored Free School because they were Democrats,…
Names of the Burrell Normal School Class of 1933
A list of names of people who graduated Burrell Normal School in 1933.
History of Mount Zion School
This collection is a comprehensive history of Mount Zion School, which opened in 1918. The school is now referred to as a Rosenwald school, and this collection features photographs of the building and some of its teachers, as well as letters from…
Burrell Normal School article
This is an article about the 1904 Burrell Slater school year.