NINE GRADUATES OF
COLORED HIGH SCHOOL
Diplomas were awarded to nine
graduates at the Jackson colored
high school Friday night by W. P.
McCammon, president of the Corsicana
board of education, after an
interesting pageant in four episodes
was presented by the graduates.
H. D. Fillers, superintendent
of the Corsicana public schools
made a short talk prior to the diploma
Honor students of the class are:
Nannie B. Curtis, valedictorian;
Malcolm Ashford, salutatorian; and
Leona Burkes, honorable mention.
The following program was followed:
The Chronicler of the Achievements
of Men unwinds his scroll to
read the tale of the Negro, of
whom, because of race hatred, little
"The Rape of a Continent.
Depicting the care-free life of the
African and the coming of the
The horror of slavery and the
rise of some of the slaves.
A new Day Breaks.
What of Today?
The Children of Genius—Music,
Literature, Science, and Art.
His is not the end but the be-
ginning of Negro contributions to
Graduates receiving diplomas included:
John Edward Choice, senior
class president; Nannie B.
Curtis, vice-president; Leona
Burkes, secretary; Earline Gilkey,
treasurer; John Degraffenreid,
Thelma Harris, Roderick McGriffe,
Malcolm Ashford, and Mary Washington
Corsicana Daily Sun - May 31, 1930
Submitted by Diane Richards