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This composite photo of the Henderson High School graduating class of 1965 includes the following individuals from left to right: Mrs. Leonard (sponsor), C. C. Ward (principal), T. Collier (sponsor), Mrs. Sherrod (sponsor), George Prewitt, Jr. (vice-president), Monzene Strudwick (treasurer), William Gillespie (president), Darnell Boyd (secretary), Thomas McGlown, James Perkins, Dorothy Vaughn, Carolyn Watt, Artie Suell, Carolyn Henderson, Billy Hudson, Gloria Williams, Josephine Paige, Daisy Williams, Everlena Poe, Linda Bradford, Dorothy Jackson, Willette Webber, Mamie Spencer, Ethel Graham, Charles Perkins, Eddie Burton, Vietta J. Harris, Willie J. Outlaw, Joyce C. Johnson, William Banks, Leonna Clay, Pauline Sharp, Doris McCarter, Charles Jenkins, Catherine Jones, Louise Hendrix, Dorothy Gandy, Juliaphine Taylor, Shirley A. James, Helen Collier, Maggie T. Fox, Lelia B. Petty, H. B. Sharp [photo missing], Mary L. James, Julia Vaugh, Richard Vaughn, Lloyd J. Johnson, Joe. W. Hogan, Mary Williams, Willie M. Blair, Hattie Kelly, LeRay Mason, Glenda Campbell, Earnestine Perry, Charles Banks, Marquette Powers, Thelma Cunningham, Betty Nichols, Leroy Turner, Bessie R. Davis, Eva Mae Daniel, Morris Evans, Bettie Rush, Louisa Jefferson, Katherine Johnson, Loreain Davis, Dorothy A. Stalling, Charles Zuber, Martha J. Rieves, Josephine Bell, Marilyn Watson, Herman Ashford, Theodore Pearson, Willie Hampton, Julia A. Bell, Dorthy Jackson, Margaret Perry, Eddie B. Randall, Gladys Turner, James Holley, Irene Hunter, Howard Lanier, Jr., Daniel Neal, Annie Lindsey, Wilson Ashford, David Gibbs, Nora Nicks, Mamie R. Addison, Grover Kennard, Jr., L. C Reese, Maxine Fox, Earnestine Williams, Dora M. Rieves, Mary Tobb, Thelma J. Jackson. The class motto "Use Today for Tomorrow May Never Come" is in the center of the photographs. There is some yellowing in the photograph due to sun damage.

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Henderson High School

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Education--African Americans--Mississippi--1960-1970.


Henderson High School; African American education; Starkville, MS; composite photos

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Starkville, (Miss.)

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Henderson High School Photographs Collection, Manuscripts Division, Archives and Special Collections, Mississippi State University Libraries


Manuscripts Unit, Archives and Special Collections Division, Mississippi State University Libraries

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Henderson High School Photographs

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Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

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Henderson High School; African American education; Starkville, MS; composite photos