Students from city’s former African-American schools reunite – The State Journal

Classmates from the city’s former African-American schools met for a reunion Saturday at the Frankfort Plant Board.

Students of Mayo-Underwood and Rosenwald Laboratory schools reminisced over black-and-white photos, yearbooks, lunch and good conversation.

Named for William H. Mayo, a principal at Clinton Street School, and physician Dr. Edward E. Underwood, Mayo-Underwood operated from 1928 to 1965 at the former site of the Capital Plaza Tower at Mero Street and Wilkinson Boulevard.

For Marianne Hanley, who taught English and drama club at the school from 1953 to 1957, the reunion was a trip down Memory Lane.

“We grew up in a different time. I walked to school,” the lone remaining teacher said.

Hanley said she enjoyed teaching at the school, which was shut down due to…

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