Past Exhibits: Lincoln High School

Lincoln High School Senior Prom

The story of the town's only all-Black High School before desegregation.

Back by community wide request, a visual documentary that captures the Lincoln High experience of Orange County African Americans who attended the school from 1951 until it closed in 1966. The exhibition chronicles the academic, athletic and artistic history of Lincoln High students and teachers. While documenting the tremendous pride felt by the African American community, this exhibition revisits and examines the period before consolidation and integration. Featuring portraits of Lincoln High alumni by famed area photographer, Bob Gilgor.

Lincoln High School Newspaper Staff
Class of 1950
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