Clark School – circa 1953

In the early 50’s Carroll High School was built as the new African-American High School in Monroe. The old Monroe Colored High became Clark School for the younger kids. A teacher at the old Monroe Colored High became the new principal. Mr. B.D. Robinson is a very important educator, businessman and civil rights leader in Ouachita Parish. I was floored when I saw this come in a couple of weeks ago! The white woman with him was Miss Eleona Brinsmade, daughter of former editor of the News-Star, H.H. Brinsmade. You may remember me mentioning H.H.’s work, Who’s Who in the Twin Cities. Eleona was an educator herself. The photo was part of a collection of Eleona Brinsmade’s documents, books and photos that was recently donated to us. What a treasure!

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