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Samuel B. Pride and the Myers Street School
Samuel B. Pride, principal at Myers Street School, c. 1915.
Right: The Myers Street School, built in 1886, was the only public graded school serving blacks until 1907. The two story, wooden building had eight classrooms and was called the "Jacob's Ladder School" by the children because of its exterior stairways.
From: Colored Charlotte, courtesy of QUEENS COLLEGE LIBRARY
An African American Album: The Black Experience In Charlotte And Mecklenburg County. Charlotte, N.C. : Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, c1992.
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