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Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Holloway High School

1929 - 1968

 
 
Holloway High School (1929-1968) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Marsteller, February 15, 2020
1. Holloway High School (1929-1968) Marker
Inscription.  In 1929 Holloway High School was erected on this site for African American students in Rutherford County. It was named in honor of local attorney, Mr. E. C. Holloway, who advocated for improving African American schools in the county. The last Rosenwald School constructed in the county, the school received donations from the African-American community, state and local appropriations, and Rosenwald Funds. The first principal, Mr. S. G. Green, served from 1929 to 1949. Mr. J. H. Stevens followed Green and served from 1949 to 1964. The last principal to serve at the original Holloway High for African Americans was Mr. Collier Woods, who served from 1964 to 1968. Holloway High School closed in 1968 due to mandatory school desegregation.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 244.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Rosenwald Schools, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
 
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50.311′ N, 86° 23.084′ W. Marker is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is at the intersection of South Highland Avenue and Ash Street, on the left when traveling south on South Highland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 619 South Highland Avenue, Murfreesboro TN 37130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Ellen Vaughn (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bradley Academy (about 600 feet away); Those Who Used the Spring First (about 700 feet away); Settlers Discover the Spring (about 700 feet away); A Town Emerges on the Water's Edge (about 700 feet away); Ancient Trails (about 700 feet away); Antebellum Prosperity and Institutional Growth (about 700 feet away); The Occupied Town in War and Reconstruction (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murfreesboro.
 
Holloway High School (1929-1968) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Marsteller, February 15, 2020
2. Holloway High School (1929-1968) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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