Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Race Issues at HCBA

I was looking through some old newspapers and found two articles that dealt with race at Harrison Chilhowee Baptist Academy.  The first one describes a basketball games between "teams of a negro and white high school".  That was in 1949.  Almost seven years later Trustees at "four Baptist-supported schools were authorized today to admit students to "all races" from now on."

I'm glad to say that HCBA, or The King's Academy (as it is now referred to) welcomes students of all races from around the world.  Actually, in 1935 HCBA enrolled two brothers from Cuba, Primitivo and Marcelo Delgado.

The Florence Times - January 12, 1949

St. Joseph Gazette - November 11, 1955

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