School Life

School Life

Photo Credit: Irma Mills and her students from the Green Mountain School, Fruitland. Courtesy of Heritage of Black Highlanders Collection, UNCAsheville Ramsey Library

School Life

Ninth Avenue School Year Books

All 16 of the Yearbooks from the Ninth Avenue School are available at: https://lib.digitalnc.org/search?ln=en&rm=&ln=en&sf=year&so=a&rg=10&c=DigitalNC&of=hb&fti=0&fti=0&p=903%3AHendersonCountyPublicLibrary_091019_TKD_01903%3AHendersonCountyPublicLibrary_091019_TKD_01 - Search Results – DigitalNC ...
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Flat Rock’s Rosenwald School

Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, donated funds to build 5,000 schools for African Americans in the 1920’s.  One of them ...
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The Community Council

In the early 1960's Henderson County's Community Council successfully pressed for the desegregation of schools and other reforms. Excerpt from ...
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Overview of African American Education Before Integration

Through the hard work of many people, Henderson County’s Black schools endured, persevered, and often prospered in less than ideal ...
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The Sixth Avenue School

Although its resources were limited, the Sixth Avenue School had dedicated teachers. The school also served as a African-American community ...
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Principal John Marable

John Marable was an innovative principal who instituted sports teams and a marching band, and led the transition from the ...
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The Society of Necessity / The Ninth Avenue School

The Society of Necessity's Oakdale Cemetery in East Flat Rock, Photo by the Black History Research Group The Ninth Avenue ...
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John Marable, Principal of the Ninth Avenue School

After serving as Principal of the Ninth Avenue School, John Marable played an important role in community organizations like the ...
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