The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Football Team Was Integral To Integration


Last updated 9/15/2014 at 9:14am

1963 Brevard High School Football Team

For more than 100 years black children in Transylvania County attended separate schools from white children. With limited resources the dedicated teachers of French Broad, Everett, Glade Creek, Shady Grove and the Brevard #2 Colored School (later Rosenwald) provided elementary age students with the education to move on to the next level.

Transylvania County did not have a high school for black students though. These students were bused to Ninth Avenue High School in Hendersonville. Some students went to live with family in other locations or attended boarding schools to further their ed...

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