R.B. Hudson High School

R.B. Hudson High School (tmp-e1862)

Location: Selma, AL 36701 Dallas County
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N 32° 25.345', W 87° 1.903'

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This school was the city of Selma's first public high school for African-Americans. Completed in 1949, the school was named in honor of Richard Byron Hudson, a black educator who had served for 41 years as principal of Clark Elementary School, Selma's first elementary school for African-American children. From 1963-1965, students from R.B. Hudson High School and surrounding county schools played a vital role in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. These students actively participated in Civil Rights demonstrations that led to the advancement and passage of Civil Rights legislation. After integration in 1970, the school name changed to West Junior High School. In 2000, the school name changed to Chatt Academy. On May 10, 2012, R.B. Hudson's name was finally reestablished, and the school is now known as the R.B. Hudson Middle School.
Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage
HM Numbertmp-e1862
Year Placed2014
Placed Bythe R.B. Hudson Alumni Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 10:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 497018 N 3587259
Decimal Degrees32.42241667, -87.03171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.345', W 87° 1.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 20.7" N, 87° 1' 54.18" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1706 Summerfield Rd, Selma AL 36701, US
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