Allen High School 1968 brochure

HIGHER LEARNING: In the era of segregation, some public schools for African-American children only went to eighth grade. Asheville’s Allen High School, a private boarding school founded in 1887 and accredited in 1924, served “girls of all races who desire an academic curriculum in the liberal arts,” according to a 1968 brochure that included this photo. It was one option for non-white students who wished to further their education.

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