Combs-McIntyre High School, Oak Grove, LA

 

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Combs-McIntyre High School, Oak Grove, LA

The Bears at Oak Grove, Louisiana awakened from hibernation in the early 20th Century with an appetite for enlightment. They desired education; they proactively addressed their situation. Discovering the Rosenwald Fund provided the impetus for a new relationship with the West Carroll Parish School Board and the African American community. April 3, 1956, marked the beginning of a goal set by all stake-holders for the new Combs-McIntyre High School.

The Bears were on the high school scene until 1969. Very much was accomplished since the awakening occurred. The Oak Grove community, Louisiana, and our country have prospered as a result of the brilliant decisions that lead to the creation of Combs-McIntyre High School. The Bears are part of our heritage and we invite them to help us tell their story.

 

 

Chaneyville High School, Zachary, LA

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Chaneyville High School by  Twentieth Century standards was considered a small school and one would not think they would have an impact upon this website. However, Dragons are known for their ambition and dominance seeking tendencies. Records are usually broken incrementally; The dragons disposed of the expected and soared to unimaginable heights. The Chaneyville High School Dragons delivered in a most dramatic fashion on September 29, 2018.  Previously  200 visitors in 24 hours was the bar for the most visitors  within 24 hours. An echo of amazement overshadowed this website on this date, 400 visitors and 650 views. Chaneyville High School accounted for 527 views. The  Dragons made us believe in the Dragons’ magical touch. Since that time there is  continuing interest in Dragon-lore on this site. We salute the Chaneyville High School Dragons for another golden record.

Wisner Gilbert High School, Wisner, LA

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Wisner Gilbert High School was formed as a consolidation of two schools, Wisner School and Gilbert School. Wisner Gilbert High School was the Devils’ Den.  The Devils were proud of their facilities and anyone who dared to  enter their gymnasium was aware of the consequences. The Devils’ ferocity and guile on the basketball court was legendary. The Devils were true to their name; they had accomplishments in the academic arena. The Wisner Gilbert High School Devils can rest with a new home on this website. A year book from 1964 is present.

Southern University Laboratory High School, Baton Rouge

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Southern Laboratory High School was an invention of Dr. J. S. Clark and originated in 1922. The Laboratory School presently exists and thrives on its main campus. The school is noted for its scholars, athletes and alumni. The Kittens have had their share of success during the LIALO days and in the LHSAA days. The Kittens’ 1941 Year Book was added to their site page. We encourage the alumni to present more year books. 

LIALO Newspaper Articles

September 1967-1       LIALO 1969         Outstanding LIALO Player

Newspaper articles from LIALO (Louisiana Interscholastic Athletic and Literary Organization) participating schools that appeared  in  The Times Picayune (New Orleans) and The Advocate (Baton Rouge) were compiled and arranged chronologically. The reader can formulate an idea about how competitive the schools were and the level of participation. A picture from one of the stories is used to symbolize each year. Presently, The 1969, 1968  and 1967 newspaper articles can be accessed through the Significant Notes Section from the menu bar.

W.O. Boston High School, Lake Charles


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Panthers have always been an enigma in the forest. The W. O. Boston  Panthers are now in full form on our site; they can be seen in all of their glory. Since 1907 they have been leaders in the Lake Charles community. They endured until 1983. Time and circumstances have a way of altering our realities. The proud Panthers are on display on this web site and we enthusiastically endorse their presence.

Reuben McCall High School, Tallulah, Louisiana

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Education in Madison Parish did not come easily. The initial education efforts in the reconstruction period were managed by benevolent societies. Facilities were substandard, and educators and students were often treated poorly. Public schools were initially attended by African Americans and they were bitterly opposed by whites. One and two room schools dominated the landscape from the 1920’s. Finally, after World War II a surplus military  building was bought by the school board and became Reuben McCall High School, a centralized African American school in Tallulah. In 1950 a brick building was constructed. Later, the schools were consolidated at Reuben McCall High School for African Americans in Madison Parish.  This was accomplished by the bond issue of 1955. Integration  began by court order in 1965 and then in 1970 all of the schools were integrated.  Two year books were added from 1965 and 1966.

Booker T. Washington High School, Shreveport, Louisiana

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1951 marked the beginning of the  Booker T. Washington High School Era. Central Colored High School, 1918, was replaced with a new facility. The administration and students all transferred to their new den . The Lion, the 1951 Year Book from the newly designed and erected school was the first edition. The Lions had much to roar about and they commenced to make sounds across the regional and national landscapes. They arrived with much fanfare and they have endured until today.