Alumni to reflect on legacy of county’s only African American hi

Miss Williston and her court. (Source: Cape Fear Museum copy of 1968 yearbook)
Williston Glee Club. (Source: Cape Fear Museum copy of 1968 yearbook)Williston Glee Club. (Source: Cape Fear Museum copy of 1968 yearbook)


This summer marks 50 years since the New Hanover County Board of Education voted to close Williston, the only African American high school in the county.

The decision came 14 years after the 1954 Brown V. Board of Education ruling that desegregated schools.

Jan Davidson, a historian at the Cape Fear Museum, said alumni will talk about the legacy of the school at an event on Sunday, July 1, at 3 p.m.

The Cape Fear Museum and the Williston Alumni Association will hold a special event and discussion to honor the history of Williston, which was open for more than 40 years between 1923 and 1968.

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