Creator

Date Original

1910

Description

Photograph of the first graduating class from Rugg Street School, which later became Langston High School, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1910. Graduates include Madge Mulholland, Myrtle Sweat, Henrietta Jenkins, Griffin Glover, and Sonny Glover, Rosebud Powell, Blanche Johnson, Ida Johnson, Earnest English, and Warren Shelton.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Rugg Street School in Hot Springs opened its doors in 1903, and produced its first graduating glass in 1910. Unfortunately, the school burned in 1913, forcing the school to begin holding its classes in the basement of Visitor's Chapel A.M.E. Church. In 1914, a new building was erected, and the school was renamed Langston High School in honor of African-American U.S. Congressman John Mercer Langson.

Physical Description

Black and white photograph print, 9" x 6"

Subjects

Education; Schools; Graduation ceremonies

Geographical Area

Hot Springs, Garland County. (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

PHC00002125

Resource Type

Image

Collection

PHC photo file

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

First graduating class from Rugg Street school, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1910, PHC photo file, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

Education | United States History

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First graduating class from Rugg Street school, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1910

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