I love the top photo, because I have never seen a photo of Mr. Carroll looking so casual! The May Queen, Miss Della Rosalynne Boughton, was a senior.
I like this page, since it shows all of the grades that attended the school. MCHS had all twelve grades. This happened May 15, 1950, when the liberty bell was tapped by the U.S. Treasury Secretary to kick off a Treasury Bond drive. It was broadcast over the radio.
Mr. Carroll is of course, Morris Henry Carroll. He was principal of Monroe Colored High School. "The Voice of the South" was the first African-American radio program aired in Ouachita Parish. One thing I found is that when the school is referred to in the yearbook, a majority of the time it was referred to … Continue reading Voice of the South, 1951
This page was another jaw dropper! Looking out from this page is probably one of the biggest names in Ouachita Parish educational history. Professor M.J. Foster. WOW! Mrs. H.W. Johnson is Mrs. Henrietta Windham Johnson, whom a community center on Berg Jones Lane is named for. She taught for fifty years. That means she was … Continue reading Dedication Page, 1951
Record: 7-1-1! Held opposing teams to only 59 points that season. Pretty dominant team back then!
The next four images from the yearbook are the Faculty pages. Take a look at some of the names. Carroll. Facen. Willis. B.D. ROBINSON! just to name a few. Big names in leadership, education and Civil Rights.
Saturday, I happened to be shopping in Antique Alley. I have one favorite store that never disappoints me. This time was no different. Tucked in a pile of yearbooks, was a tattered blue book with "Bulldog: 1951" on the cover. I opened it up and lo and behold, it was a very rare yearbook for … Continue reading A Found Priceless Treasure!
This came in the other day and I was struck by how well this captures this great educator's persona. Mr. Carroll, of course, was the principal of Monroe Colored High and Carroll High School, which was named for his father.