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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rosa A. Temple High School

 
 
Rosa A. Temple High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. Rosa A. Temple High School Marker
Inscription. In 1959, Rosa A. Temple High School, named in honor of a beloved long-time school teacher, was built for African Americans and the old school, J. G. H. Bowman High, formerly known as Magnolia Avenue (1924) was closed. Mr. O. W. Sanders served as Temple's first principal and Mr. J. E. Stirgus followed after the retirement of Sanders. Noted for its academics and athletics, Rosa A. Temple High School became one of the most prestigious high schools in the state of Mississippi. The philosophy of this school was based upon the belief that every child, regardless of social position, or intelligence, should have an opportunity to totally develop his or her individual abilities and interests, so that he or she may be able to practice those ideals which characterize good citizens of a democracy. Rosa A. Temple High School was the last officially segregated high school in Vicksburg, existing as such until 1971 when Vicksburg schools were desegregated.
Sponsored by Alumni and Friends of Rosa A. Temple High School
 
Erected 2008 by the City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee.
 
Location. 32° 21.132′ N, 90° 53.001′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Levee Street south
Rosa A. Temple High School Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. Rosa A. Temple High School Mural
of Grove Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The Vicksburg Riverfront Murals are located on the Yazoo Diversion Canal levee wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: Levee Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Koestler Bakery's Christmas Tree Lane (here, next to this marker); "Two Bridges at Sunset" (here, next to this marker); Miss Mississippi (a few steps from this marker); "Gold in the Hills" (a few steps from this marker); "The 1953 Vicksburg Tornado" (a few steps from this marker); LeTourneau (a few steps from this marker); Vicksburg's Original Floodwall (a few steps from this marker); The Vicksburg Garden Clubs and Planters Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Vicksburg Riverfront Mural website. (Submitted on June 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNotable Buildings
 
Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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