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Lieutenant Henry Alvin Cameron 1875-1918 / Cameron School

 
 
Lieutenant Henry Alvin Cameron 1875-1918 side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, February 6, 2021
1. Lieutenant Henry Alvin Cameron 1875-1918 side of the marker
Inscription.  
Lieutenant Henry Alvin Cameron (1875-1918). Henry A. Cameron was born on February 4, 1875 to Walter and Jane Bentley Cameron. He attended Pearl Grammar School and completed the eighth grade in 1889. During the academic years of 1905 and 1906, Cameron served as assistant science teacher at Pearl High School. An African-American veteran of World War I, he trained in Des Moines, Iowa. A member of Company M, 365th Infantry, 92nd Division, Cameron, a first lieutenant was sent to France in June 1918. Lt. Cameron was killed in action on October 20, 1918. He was buried in the churchyard at Bouxieressous-Froidmont.

Cameron School. Located on Fifth Avenue,South, Cameron School began as Pearl Jr. High School in 1924. Established for black students, around 1930 the Board of Education changed the name to Cameron Jr. High School. In 1940, the school loved to this location. Named for First Lt. Henry A. Cameron, it became a secondary school in 1954. The first high school diplomas were awarded in 1957. Due to the desegregation of public schools, the last high school class graduated in 1971. Cameron serviced ninth grade students until

Cameron School side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, February 6, 2021
2. Cameron School side of the marker
the fall of 1978, when it became a middle school.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 184.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationScience & MedicineWar, World I. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 36° 8.943′ N, 86° 45.901′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 1st Avenue South just south of Crenshaw Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1023 1st Ave S, Nashville TN 37210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hubbard House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Carroll Napier (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of the Confederate Soldiers Who Were Buried in the City Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); City Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Erected November 21, 1909 (approx. ¼ mile away); William Carroll (approx. ¼ mile away); Tom Wilson Park / Thomas T. Wilson (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Lieutenant Henry Alvin Cameron 1875-1918 / Cameron School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, February 6, 2021
3. Lieutenant Henry Alvin Cameron 1875-1918 / Cameron School Marker
Cameron School image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, February 6, 2021
4. Cameron School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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