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Lucy Addison High School Commonwealth of Virginia State High Schools Diploma

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.004 Author/Creator: Lucy Addison High School Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Printed document signed Date: 5 June 1936 Pagination: 1 p ; 21.5 x 28 cm.

Summary of Content: LeRoi Shelton Williams' high school diploma from Lucy Addison High School. It is signed by the superintendent, principal, and chairman of the school board.

People: Williams, LeRoi S. (1919-1943)

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: African American HistoryEducation

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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