Walter L. Cohen High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Orleans Parish

Hornet Green

Walter L. Cohen High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Orleans Parish   Hornets are difficult to forget because they come with a sting, in this case, a pleasant sting. These green hornets from Walter L. Cohen High School will be remembered for their style. Two year books were added to their page and they are a must see for anyone who dare to view this website. We are very excited to have them as part of the African American high school experience. We will see more from them in the near future.

Charles H. Brown High School, Springhill, Louisiana, Webster Parish

Grabbing tiger

Charles H. Brown High School, Springhill, Louisiana, Webster Parish    Charles H. Brown High School took a conciliatory  approach to their situation. Their argument for tolerance and respect as delivered by their student government president was commendable. A proud group of youth with an accomplished record of their own could only add to another institution. The tigers held their heads high, their reality changed. They marched toward the future and their mark will be present into the future. Please review their story because it will give lessons to future generations.

L B Landry High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Orleans Parish

landry logo

L B Landry High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, Orleans Parish  Year books were reconstructed for 1969, 1968, 1957 and  1954. Photos from 1940’s show a wide range of extracurricular activities. Viewing the site is a time-travelers delight. L. B. Landry exists today as part of the Landry Walker High School complex. It retains the Landry swagger,  its history endures.

Scottville High School, Belle Chasse, Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish

MASCOTScottville High School, Belle Chasse, Louisiana, Plaquemines Parish     “The Pearl of the Gulf Coast”  Scottville High School was confronted with an inclement political climate and adverse social pressure in fulfillment of its destiny. Like a pearl emerging from captivity in an oyster, Scottville High School became a jewel of hope to the local communities. Finally, in 1971 its role changed with the times and there is a glimmer of  its existence today. We salute the Scottville Apaches. The tribe remembers.

Tangipahoa Parish Training School’s Dormitory

The National Register entry for the Dormitory of Tangipahoa Parish Training School (TPTS) has been added to the National Register Section. The dormitory of the Kentwood, Louisiana school was constructed in the early 1920s and was moved to another location  in 1978 to prevent its destruction.  TPTS was the site of secondary education for many African American students in the surrounding parishes and Southern Mississippi.  The dormitory enabled their attendance.

TPTS was the first of the first of 16 parish training schools constructed in Louisiana. It changed its name to O.W. Dillon Memorial High school from 1955-1969. After Integration, it became Kentwood Elementary School.

The Dormitory became the first National Register entry for Louisiana’s African American High Schools in 1979.

Site Changes!!!

We have received so much information over the past 3 months that we had to change the site design to make looking through the site and finding all the topics a more enjoyable experience.

The first area of change was the significant notes page.  We’ve broken down the Significant Notes Section into 3 sections.

The first section is simply titled History. This is mostly history that affects all or many of the schools.  We will continue to add original content similar to the interview with Dr. Henry Yale Harris in this section.

The second section has the high schools that have made the National Register of Historic Places.  With the addition of Tangipahoa Parish Training School Dormitory, we now have included every African American High School in the register.

We have a section on historical markers and are working on a section about Coaching Pioneers. If there are other historical markers, please tell us about it and we will include it on the site.

If you would like to recognize great coaches during your time in high school, please let us know about them. We’ve searched the web and its very difficult to find information on the Louisiana LIALO High School Coaches.  Nowadays,  its very easy to find statistics on any person who ever played a professional or collegiate sport. A simple google search will give you too much information. You can also find information about the top high school athletes and coaches in the country with ease.

Is there any information about the Coaches of the LIALO?

We’ve found information about a handful.

More Changes are on the way!!!

On that note, we would like to say, Thank you to all who have contributed so far!!!

and Happy Easter!!

George Washington Carver High School, Kinder, Louisiana, Allen Parish

George Washington Carver High School, Kinder, Louisiana, Allen Parish  The seeds for this school were sown in 1878, long before  Allen Parish was established in 1910. Flexibility and resilience was necessary as  changes in size, names and locations occurred until its last resting place was chosen. The pups were nourished by a supporting community and faculty. The bulldogs matured into strong and feared competitors. Finally, times changed in 1970 and the bark of the bulldogs is no longer heard. People in and around Kinder,Louisiana,  miss their bulldogs.

Union High School, Mer Rouge, Louisiana, Morehouse Parish

dragonUnion High School, Mer Rouge, Louisiana, Morehouse Parish    The name was indicative of its origin, the united communities. The red soil, Mer Rouge, was reflected in its mascot , the red fire-breathing dragon. The school had much to cheer, much to love and they felt loved. A detailed   history  gives one the impression of a well organized and vibrant high school experience.

Central Colored High School, Shreveport, Louisiana, Caddo Parish

Central High Colored SchoolCentral Colored High School, Shreveport, Louisiana, Caddo Parish was a victim of planned obsolescence, as evidenced by its name. Its doors were opened in 1917, however, the true impact of its place in Louisiana African American high school history was not realized, perhaps, because 12th grade was not offered until 1949, one year before its closure. Rising from the Central Colored High School’s ashes like a phoenix, Booker T. Washington High School was the capable successor. Central Colored High School, a shadow of itself during its days of glory, stands in the United States Registry of Historic Places.