TWO EPHEMERAL ITEMS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS for African-American students in Houston, Texas: (1) The Principal, Faculty, and Students Request the Honor of your Presence at the Closing Exercise of Blackshear School … May 29, 1935 at Jack Yates Auditorium … W.L.D. Johnson, Principal [cover title].

Houston, TX: The School, 1935. 12mo (18 cm). (2) pp. Program includes a one-act musical comedy, with synopsis and list of performers, other speakers, and music; lists of faculty, class officers, and class rolls are also printed. Johnson was principal of the school 1918-1960. Hole-punched in left margin; (2) Class Day Exercises, Graduating Class, 1943-1944 of Phillis Wheatley High School, January 24, 1944 … E. O. Smith, Principal [cover title]. Houston, TEX: The School, 1944. 16mo (16 cm). (3) pp. Prints the program of music and speakers, featuring “Let My People Go!” by James Weldon Johnson, lists of honor students and class officers, and a notice of graduation exercises, upcoming in February. Smith (1885-1945) was Wheatley’s first principal, 1927 to his death (cf. Handbook of Texas online for other achievements). Hole-punch in upper margin. Both items very good. For the pair, Item #66326

Price: $125.00

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