Fort Smith’s Lincoln High School: A Significant Past, A Solid Present, A Sacred FutureSeptember 14, 2016
Join authors Sherry Toliver and Barbara Webster-Meadows as they share the history of Fort Smith’s Lincoln High School in this fascinating program co-sponsored with the Fort Smith Historical Society. From its beginning as Howard High School in 1892 to its closure in 1966, marking the end of segregation in Fort Smith, Toliver and Webster-Meadows will tell the story of Lincoln High School, which formed the nucleus of black life in the entire area of Fort Smith and surrounding towns. Their talk will draw from the extensive research and information compiled in their new book, Lincoln High School History: A Significant Past, a Solid Present, a Sacred Future. The book, a culmination of 20 years of effort, was recently published in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the school’s closing and last graduating class. The nearly 500-page history contains photos, historical information, alumni profiles, and an alphabetical list of over 6,000 teachers and students at Lincoln from 1870-1966 researched by genealogist Evelyn Tonia Holleman. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing at the event.
Event Location and Contact Information:
Fort Smith Public Library
3201 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas