I recently received a copy of the photo composite for the 1940 graduating class of Holloway High in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Thanks cousin!). Why is this set of photographs important to me? Well my grandparents were members of this class and I’ve just added two new late teen aged snapshots of them to my collection! For those that have followed this site for a while, you’ll note the handsome young man in the lower right hand corner is Wash William Brown, my grandfather. My grandmother, whom I’ve written about before on this site, has her identity protected here because she is still happily with us in mind, body and spirit!
Holloway High was founded in 1928 and was the only black high school in Murfreesboro, TN at the time. Many members of my maternal line walked the halls at Holloway High and still attend the annual ‘Red and Black’ affair in Murfreesboro.