June 5, 2019
By Dr. Marty Olliff
Dr. Marty Olliff discusses a Columbia family's struggle to complete a high school education in the early 20th century.
This 1941 photograph shows the first two graduates of the new 12th grade curriculum offered at Columbia High School in Columbia, Alabama, Mabel Weems (16) and Euffie Weems (18). The story of both their family and their journey to complete 12th grade is worth knowing.
The African American side of the Weems Family of Columbia,…