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The Closing of a School: The History and Legacy of Central High

September 10, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Central High was the only black high school in Hillsborough from 1936-1968.

This powerful documentary explores the history Central High School and its importance to our community.  The film is divided into three sections.  The first depicts the challenges faced by administrators in establishing the school along with the community support that resulted in a creating a dynamic and successful educational experience for its students.  Showcased in this section are Principal A.L. Stanback, various teachers, coaches, and parents.  The second part presents the trials and tribulations of integration — the resistance to integration as well as the bravery and determination of the students facing the backlash.  The third section discusses how to properly acknowledge the school’s legacy.