A couple of weeks ago, while browsing Ebay, I found an autograph book for sale from 1941. Looking at the pictures of the pages, I soon realized it was an autograph book owned by a Senior of Monroe Colored High School, class of 1941! When the bidding ended, I was the highest bid. It arrived … Continue reading A Priceless Artifact of Monroe Colored High School History
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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 … Continue reading Clark School – circa 1953
Monroe Colored High School
https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A307 This photo shows the school building probably not long after it was built in the mid 20's. Just a heads up: Some FABULOUS historical artifacts and photos have been donated to us last week! I can't wait to show them to you in the coming days!
Armistice Day Celebration Program, November 11, 1937
This one is incredible! It is a program of the Disabled American Veterans group for Armistice Day, celebrated at the old Monroe Colored High School. Some of the names of the speakers are big ones! https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-orv%3A71
Talking Headstones: Richard Barrington
Robert Tanzy has acted in many plays locally. He had retired from the library but was convinced to come back and help us by playing Richard Barrington. He even grew a beard to look the part! https://youtu.be/LuMW5R_jLg8
May Day, 1951
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.
Ringing of the Liberty Bell, 1950
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.
Voice of the South, 1951
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
Dedication Page, 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
Monroe Colored High School Football Team, 1951
Record: 7-1-1! Held opposing teams to only 59 points that season. Pretty dominant team back then!