'Echoes' of Robert E. Lee High School: The First Decade, 1955-1965: The First Decade, 1955-65

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Clinton Carter, Jim Vickrey, Kerry Palmer, Roger Stifflemire
NewSouth Books, Aug 11, 2015 - Education - 224 pages

'Echoes' of Robert E. Lee High School is an anthology about the first decade of Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, Alabama, written and compiled by persons who supplemented their unique personal experiences at the school with research on the same. The "echoes" of the title refers to how life experiences reverberate back to us. Thus, from the beginning, its editors and writers thought of this little book of big memories and lessons of life as a compendium of the strong, positive echoes they recall from Lee and the few negative ones they cannot forget, which seem still to be informing and inspiring the lives of the school's graduates. 

The audience for Echoes is, of course, all past Lee High alumni, faculty, and staff and all present and prospective Lee students, faculty, and staff, along with any who support or have supported them and/or the school, and any others with sufficient connections to Lee or Lee people to enjoy reading others' recollections of their time there. The book might also be useful to anyone with a general interest in public secondary education in Montgomery County. 

 

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Contents

The Vision Clinton Carter
3
The first Principal Clinton Carter
9
Red White or blue Gray Clinton Carter
18
Life at Lee in the Early Years Clinton Carter
25
flashing forward in fiveYear increments Clinton
38
stars fell on Lee High school Clinton Carter
62
Echoes of a Thousand Voices Jim Vickrey
176
A New Vision and beginning Jim Vickrey
184
Appendices
191
Contributors
200
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Rheta Grimsley Johnson (Foreword, 'Echoes' of Robert E. Lee High School) has covered the South for over three decades as a newspaper reporter and columnist. She writes about ordinary but fascinating people, mining for universal meaning in individual stories. In past reporting for United Press International, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and a number of other regional newspapers, Johnson has won national awards. They include the Ernie Pyle Memorial Award for human interest reporting (1983), the Headliner Award for commentary (1985), the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ Distinguished Writing Award for commentary (1982). In 1986 she was inducted into the Scripps Howard Newspapers Editorial Hall of Fame. In 1991 Johnson was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Syndicated today by King Features of New York, Johnson’s column appears in about 50 papers nationwide. She is the author of several books, including America’s Faces (1987) and Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schulz (1989). In 2000 she wrote the text for a book of photographs entitled Georgia. A native of Colquitt, Ga., Johnson grew up in Montgomery, Ala., studied journalism at Auburn University and has lived and worked in the South all of her career. In December 2010, Johnson married retired Auburn University history professor Hines Hall.

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