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Marker - Burrell Schools
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member cgeek
N 34° 47.766 W 087° 40.972
16S E 437532 N 3850644
Quick Description: Historical marker in Florence, Alabama
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 5/4/2008 7:35:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM3QE8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lazer
Views: 31

Long Description:
This marker reads:

Burrell Normal School
Burrell High School
Burrell-Slater High School
1903-1969

This school, named for Burrell Academy, formerly in Selma, Alabama, was given to Florence by the American Missionary Association. In 1903, Burrell Normal School opened and served African-American students in grades 1-12. In 1937, the Florence City Board of Education assumed its operation and changed the name to Burrell High School. In 1951, it was moved to the Slater Elementary School building on South Court Street and its name was changed to Burrell-Slater High School. That building burned in 1958. In 1960, the present building opened on this site and served students until it closed because of integration in 1969.
Marker Name: Burrell Normal School, Burrell High School, Burrell-Slater High School

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
This marker is easily seen from the street.


Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

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