Dudley firsts recollect early days (Carolina Peacemaker)

The image “https://i1.wp.com/www.mrberrysclass.com/sitebuilder/images/Dudley-330x266.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. The Carolina Peacemaker this week inks a fairly good piece on the historical aspect of Dudley High School.

Of interest is the historical value of the school and its very early days as it opened its doors in 1929 as Greensboro’s first public black high school.

See this excerpt:

Dudley’s first principal, Dr. John Tarpley, is also credited for recruiting high-valued teachers. A native of Texas, Tarpley initially came to Greensboro in 1926 as a teacher at Bennett College. Shortly thereafter, he became principal of Dudley.
Carrington taught at Dudley for one year—later working for the N.C. Department of Agriculture for 30 years and as a social worker for the city of Greensboro.
She married in 1941 and has one son and a grandson.
The sisters have since moved in together following the passing away of both of their husbands.
Looking back on how times have changed since teaching high school, Carrington said, “The students then were more into it. You know, they didn’t mind working. They respected the teachers more than they do now. They didn’t expect everything to be given to them and handed to them.”
Rivers agreed, “I don’t think many of them have realized how we (blacks) are far beyond what we were. They take too much for granted. They want too much to be given.
“There are others who are conscientious and go for the whole thing, and that’s good, but by and large that isn’t the majority. I don’t think.”


E.C. 🙂


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