Jeremiah Barnes

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Title

Jeremiah Barnes

Subject

Educators

Description

Jeremiah Barnes was a veteran school master of Tuscaloosa who was described as vigorous and active, in body and in mind. As a school teacher, he was cheerful and optimistic for himself and his people..

Born a slave on the farm of Judge Washington Wood, eight miles west of Tuscaloosa, Barnes learned to read and write and found opportunities to improve himself.

He was a brick mason in the 1860s. Ten years later he ran a variety store at which time he also became an alderman of Tuscaloosa, grand juror of the county and a teacher in the public schools.

Barnes brought a variety of experience and constant study to his classroom. He balanced the curriculum between classroom work and industrial work, teaching by deed as well as by word.

Barnes believed in beautifying one's surroundings and he put this belief into work to beautify the Negro High School building of Tuscaloosa.

Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

461

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

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