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.
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
Bill Holmes papers on the desegregation of Male High School, 2014_042-UA, Box: 1. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections.
Bill Holmes papers on the desegregation of Male High School, 2014_042-UA, Box: 1. University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections. https://archivescatalog.library.louisville.edu/repositories/2/resources/813 Accessed January 28, 2022.