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Aliceville in Pickens County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

R. J. Kirksey High School

1958–1971

 
 
R. J. Kirksey High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
1. R. J. Kirksey High School Marker
Inscription. Summerville Industrial High School, the first high school for African Americans in the southern part of Pickens County, was moved to this site in 1958, becoming Robert Jackson Kirksey High School. The new name honored a long-term member of the school board and donor of the land. Otis James Brooks, principal of the Summerville Industrial High School since its 1937 beginning, continued in that role at Kirksey High School, remaining there until 1971. Pickens County schools were integrated in that year and the school was designated to serve as a middle school, becoming Aliceville Middle School.
 
Erected 2012 by Summerville/Kirksey Alumni, Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 8.189′ N, 88° 9.375′ W. Marker is in Aliceville, Alabama, in Pickens County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Columbus Road (Alabama Route 14) and 10th Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Columbus Road, Aliceville AL 35442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Aliceville First Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad Depot
Former R. J. Kirksey High School, now Aliceville Middle School image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
2. Former R. J. Kirksey High School, now Aliceville Middle School
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Aliceville Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Aliceville First Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); George Downer Field (approx. 2.8 miles away); In Memory of James McCrory (approx. 6.3 miles away); Pickens County Courthouse (approx. 9.4 miles away); Kelly - Stone - Hill Place (approx. 9.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Aliceville.
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Aliceville Middle School entrance sign and the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2016
3. Aliceville Middle School entrance sign and the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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