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MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE, COLLEGE HILL SCHOOL FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS, HISTORY

This photo shows a picture of what was the College Hill School for Blacks in 1902. The inset photos at the top were of Professor J.H. Kelly & his youthful capable understudy R.G. Johnson. Professor Kelly was instrumental in early school effort of Maury County for African-Americans. Struggling against overwhelming odds he made great progress toward improving the educational needs of African-Americans and other freed slaves in the Columbia Tennessee area.


This next Article written by Maury County's eloquent Archivist Bob Duncan is a bit hard to read as shown here. That is because of the size of the collected news clipping, but it tells a colorful story worthy of reading. I do not know the date of the article, but likely it was recently published in the Columbia Herald.


An earlier more youthful Professor J.H. Kelly.

A more seasoned J. H Kelly, one of the founding fathers of black education in Maury County
Tennessee

An early school photo of Maury County of what was the College Hill School for Blacks in 1922.

A photo of what appears to be the administration of Professor Kelly's School. Professor Kelly is shown as the third from left back row.



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