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The impact of growing up in Birmingham in general and Collegeville specifically was unique in that the Collegeville community was a low to mid income working

class community created for black workers. It was home to dedicated, hardworking, Blacks employed at various plants and factories.  Collegeville, the original location for

George Washington Carver High School, was named after the Lauderdale College Elementary School that was located at the corner of 27th Court and 34th Place North until

it burned in 1916.  In a book written by Robert Franklin he identified identified “Anchor Institutions,” vital to the function, stability, health, and growth of the community.

They are  Home ~ Church ~ School.   These anchor institutions to the past graduates of Carver High School is like a marriage which compromises a “Team of One…”



















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