Narratives, correspondence, photographs, yearbooks, school magazines, and related material documenting the experiences of Male High School students during desegregation, 1956-1961. The collection includes some material from Manly Junior High School, as well.
Open to researchers.
0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box and one rolled item)
Bill Holmes was a member of the first class that entered high school following desegregation. He was elected president of the senior class, an event which he later came to see as tainted by prejudice against the other candidate, Raoul Cunningham. The materials include correspondence with Houston Baker, Jr., also a member of this graduating class, whose words altered Holmes' understanding of his high school experiences.
These materials are foldered as received from the donor, who intentionally gathered certain materials together