Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wordless Wednesday
Brookhaven Colored School 1920's Class

Photograph Courtesy of Nathaniel Thomas

Professor Phillip Davenport Gullage's Slave Narrative

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  1. Looking into their faces and wondering what their life stories are.

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  2. They probably passed the value of education to their descendants.

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  3. One thing that struck me right away was how dignified and professional the teacher looked in his suit, tie, and watch chain. Instantly giving off the attitude that respect is required. So different in today's schools, when you can't often tell which is the student and which is the teacher by their dress and with it the loss of respect as well! Cuz

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    1. One of my elderly cousins laughs about how she was younger than a few of her students in the beginning of her teaching career. She demanded respect and got it. I am sure she dressed as a professional. That was in the 1940s.

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  4. Cousin, this is a wonderful pic! Do we have any idea of the identity of the people? I ask because I had family in the Brookhaven area and the young man in the upper right resembles my first cousin! :)

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    1. Cuz, I don't know the names of these students. You will be interest in this site that has wonderful pictures and information about the various graduating classes from Brookhaven Colored High School, later known as Alexander High - http://www.alexanderpanther.mysite.com/index.html - I've found several of my Lincoln County relatives on this page. Happy Hunting

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