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Second Ward High School (1927)

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Once located at the corner of Alexander and First Streets, Second Ward High School was the first public high school for blacks in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. It opened in 1923. In the beginning, the school was a combination junior and senior high school with curriculum emphasis placed on academic and vocational courses. The school closed in 1969 and was demolished during the Second Ward Urban Renewal Project. Physical Description: Publisher: Laura Spears Malone

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Second Ward High
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Junior High
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African American
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Black and White