East End School

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Title

East End School

Subject

Schools
School integration

Description

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 School. As part of the a later review by the courts of the desegregation of the city schools, the East End School was to be reopened in 1970.

In 1972, the City School Board approved a contract to add a library, three classrooms and a principal's office.

In 1980, the Board considered closing the school along with several others due to financial problems and the small size of the enrollment - less than 200 students. The school closed at the end of the 1980-81 school year.

Contributor

Elizabeth Bradt (Description)

Type

Postcard

Identifier

1039

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

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