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Selma in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

R.B. Hudson High School

Dallas County

 
 
R.B. Hudson High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 26, 2015
1. R.B. Hudson High School Marker
Inscription. This school was the city of Selma's first public high school for African-Americans. Completed in 1949, the school was named in honor of Richard Byron Hudson, a black educator who had served for 41 years as principal of Clark Elementary School, Selma's first elementary school for African-American children. From 1963-1965, students from R.B. Hudson High School and surrounding county schools played a vital role in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. These students actively participated in Civil Rights demonstrations that led to the advancement and passage of Civil Rights legislation. After integration in 1970, the school name changed to West Junior High School. In 2000, the school name changed to Chatt Academy. On May 10, 2012, R.B. Hudson's name was finally reestablished, and the school is now known as the R.B. Hudson Middle School.
Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage

 
Erected 2014 by the R.B. Hudson Alumni Association.
 
Location. 32° 25.345′ N, 87° 1.903′ W. Marker is in Selma, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Summerfield Road and 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Summerfield
Now R.B. Hudson MIDDLE School image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 26, 2015
2. Now R.B. Hudson MIDDLE School
Road. Touch for map. Summerfield Road is also called Lapsley Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 Summerfield Road, Selma AL 36701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Redoubt No. 15 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Interior Redoubt No. III (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tabernacle Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Tabernacle Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Union Troops Charge (approx. 0.6 miles away); White - Force Cottage (approx. 0.6 miles away); Last Stronghold Falls (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Tyler Morgan House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selma.
 
Also see . . .  Current school dedication from school website. (Submitted on April 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
R.B. Hudson High School Marker & middle school sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 26, 2015
3. R.B. Hudson High School Marker & middle school sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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