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Collection: Sports and Recreation
"Recreation Center for Negroes is Approved"
This is a newspaper article and photograph of the proposed Handy Recreation Center for African Americans. The center was part of the urban renewal plan for West Florence, which added a school, utility connections, public housing, and a new…
This is a newspaper photograph from the "Negro all-star football game" in 1951.
"Sponsors for West"
This is a newspaper photo the sponsors for the West team for the 6th annual "Negro high school all-star football game." The women pictured are, from left: Gladys Brown of Burrell; Gertrude Bean of Reedtown; Grennella Ross of Trenholm; Sally Martin of…
"The Rivalries: Players, coaches remember schools"
This is a newspaper article about the sports programs from the all-black high schools in the 1950s and 1960s.
"Tigers Finish Strong"
This is a newspaper photograph of the Burrell-Slater High school basketball team.
1951 - 1952 Championship Women’s Basketball Team
This is a photograph of the 1951 - 1952 Burrell High School women's championship team. Members are: Members: Jo Willie Beckwith Foreman, Dora Lee Crittendon Goodloe, Vera Cooper Simpson, Lena Hawkins Foxie, Juanita Ingram, Myra Brown Howell, Nina…
1954 NAHSAA Basketball Trophy - 2nd Place, Trenholm High School
This is a photograph of a 1954 2nd place North Alabama High School Athletics Association (NAHSAA) basketball tournament trophy. The trophy has three small alloy sculptures that depict a basketball player preparing to take a shot and two basketballs,…
1955 NAHSAA Football Championship Trophy
This is a 1955 North Alabama High School Athletics Association championship football trophy. Large alloy football on plastic base.
1956 NAHSAA Basketball Trophy - Runner-up
This is a 1956 North Alabama High School Athletics Association runner-up basketball trophy, with figures of a basketball player and two eagles. The figure on top of the trophy is damaged; a hand - probably holding basketball - has been broken off.
This is a newspaper advertisement for a baseball game between Florence and Athens, with accommodations for white and black people.