Trenholm High School

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Trenholm High School


Colbert County, Alabama; Tuscumbia, Alabama; Trenholm High School; African-American History


Trenholm High School, which is located on Trenholm Memorial Drive, was the last African-American High School in Tuscumbia, Alabama before desegregation.

The school, which opened in 1870 and closed in 1969, was subsequently torn down.

A movement by the Trenholm Alumni Association and the Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation led to the placement of a historical marker on the last location of the school which was a center of culture in the African-American Community.

The inscriptions on the brick walkway leading to the historical marker include memorials, descriptions of student activities, and commemorate the accomplishments of members of the student body after graduation.

The Trenholm Reunion is held every Labor Day Weekend.


Pam Kingsbury, University of North Alabama


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Pam Kingsbury, University of North Alabama


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