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Heritage of Black Highlanders Collection, UNCAsheville Ramsey Library

Title: Students from Burnsville

Series: Allen School
Record Number: P77.
Acquisition Information:
Donor Number: 30; Acquisition Date: 10/77
Date: circa 1961
People: left to right: John "Tommy" Horton; Kay Frances Griffith; Carolyn Young; John Vance Jackson; Juinata Parker; James Porter "J.P." Young; Stevie Griffith
Organizations: Allen High School, 331 College St, Asheville, NC
Remarks: These students were admitted to Allen High School because Burnsville had no provision for our Black students beyond elementary school.   When the one room school house was condemned in Burnsville, our children were bussed into Asheville.  Travel time daily was over four hours in unheated busses.   This included students from the first grade thru eighth grade.  Allen High School played a major role here.
Subjects: Schools
Photographer: Juanita Wilson
Studio: unknown
Marks: Juanita Wilson photographer Asheville, N.C.
Medium: 5"x7" positive print