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The Druid High School Dragons marching band headed west on University Boulevard. The University Club can be seen in the background.

Students Kathy Willis and Jeffrey Martin stand under the Druid High School advertisement for the last edition of the school's yearbook. The all-black school closed in 1979 and became Central High School West. Later, the building was razed to make…

The East End Elementary School was built in 1962 in a predominately black residential area near the Jaycee Park in Alberta. In 1969, the court ordered the closing of the all-black school. Most of its students transferred to Alberta Elementary…

The Echola School in the west Tuscaloosa County community of Echola was a five room schoolhouse built in 1921. Although the documentation is fragmentary, this building was probably designed by D. O. Whilldin as part of a building program undertaken…

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Ettecca School was five miles north of the present (2014) Northside High School at the intersection of what was then Byler Road (now U.S. 43) and Concord Road (now County Road 12) in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. The school was build in 1927 on land…

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Named after General William Gorgas, Gorgas Elementary School was located in northern Tuscaloosa County, on land donated by Isaac Morgan Boone. It was the first graded school in rural Tuscaloosa County (succeeded one-room schoolhouses). It later…

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R. Gorgas report card from High School for Boys, Tuskaloosa, Alabama. Report shows he was absent 2 days and 1 half day. He was also tardy 2 times and had 1 recitation excused. No demerits are shown. Mr. Gorgas was graded in Latin, Greek, Algebra,…

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In 1943 all Holt High School senior boys were drafted or volunteered for military service in World War II. All survived the conflict and some made the military a career.

Front row: John Allen, Babe Weller, Eugene McDaniel, Knox Boltler, Cutie…

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Ernest Palmore was a longtime agriculture educator in Tuscaloosa County.

He was born Oct. 2, 1917, in Richland, Georgia and
was raised by his mother, who cleaned homes for white families, and his grandmother, who was a former slave. His father…

Juniors and seniors at Industrial High School in Tuscaloosa enjoy their prom in 1946. Oscar Tucker is on the upper left of the photo. Others are unidentified.
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