W. C. Handy Elementary School
African American History; Florence, AL; Lauderdale County, AL
In 1951, Florence city schools named an elementary school after its native son WC Handy. The school was considered very modern, was built during the administration of JW Powell, and had a faculty of twenty-six.
Ashley Pentecost, University of North Alabama
Elizabeth McDonald, "History of Florence City Schools." University of North Alabama archives
Alabama Cultural Resource Survey