African-American History; Education; Lauderdale County, AL
When founded, Burrell Normal School was a high school for African-American students and included a year of teacher training for those who wanted to become teachers. In 1937, the school moved into the building that housed Slater Elementary School, and the school was renamed Burrell-Slater School. In 1960, this building was destroyed by fire and a 1962 a new building was built on W. College St. and cost $515,000 to construct.
Ashley Pentecost, University of North Alabama
McDonald, Elizabeth. "History of Florence City Schools." Florence, AL: Self-published.
Alabama cultural resource survey