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Vermelle Diamond, crowned queen of the Queen City Classic, 1947. The Queen City Classic was the annual football game between rival high schools Second Ward and West Charlotte. Miss Diamond is flanked by J. E. Grigsby, principal of Second Wardand C. L. Blake, principal of West Charlotte.
SECOND WARD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.
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.