Confederate monument removed from Decatur Square

Confederate monument removed from Decatur Square

June 26, 2020

On the night of June 18, hundreds of people gathered to watch the removal of the 30-foot obelisk, a Confederate monument, that has stood in the Decatur Square since 1908 when it was planted there by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to honor Confederate soldiers. Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights members were among those gathered, overjoyed over the result of their efforts, which included protests, rallies, discussions, applying pressure and uniting the community.

Next year, for the first time, DHS will offer a black history course.

Black History becomes newest class at Decatur High School

December 2, 2019

Black History has become the newest class at Decatur High School. Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) teacher Cassandra Black designed this class to come in place next year.

“Battle of the Sexes,” a cinematic Grand Slam

October 13, 2017

44 years ago, Billie Jean King triumphed over Bobby Riggs, creating a turning point in history. Released on Sept. 22, "Battle of the Sexes," has captured this memorable moment.

The Buildings in the Background

February 28, 2017

Value of historic site questioned on eve of sale

Battle for history

December 15, 2016

A courtroom hangs in suspense. The defendant awaits the verdict, knowing it will command the past. As the judge makes his decision, a feeling of relief spreads over the defendant. She has won and her victory does nothing less than decide the fate of history.

On the fence

On the fence

December 15, 2016

Hear the voices of three culturally diverse students as they call for cultural visibility.

Ceremony commemorates coach, celebrates statue

October 7, 2016

On Friday, Oct. 7, friends and family of former Decatur coach and teacher Eddie Fowlkes gathered to dedicate the bulldog statue in the stadium.

Students present annual Black History Program

February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, Renfroe Middle School presented its eighth annual Black History Program...

Commemorating the ones lost in the Holocaust

Remembering the Holocaust

April 13, 2012

On Tuesday, March 27, social studies students went to visit the The William Breman Jewish Heritage &...

Having taught World History for over half a decade, Embry has perfected the art of teaching it.

Students face history change

February 10, 2012

For over a decade, sophomore students have taken world history. It has become routine. Not anymore. That’s...

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