Gadsden High School (Alabama)

Gadsden High School in Gadsden, Alabama was closed after the 2005-2006 school year. It consolidated with Emma Sansom High School and Litchfield High School to form Gadsden City High School.[1][2][3]

The school was involved in a historic case of racism against African American students in Alabama. Ten students including Jennie Patrick were discriminated against by both teachers and students after entering the school through people protesting about racial integration in schools.[4]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ Slaton, Luke (15 November 2006). "Gadsden drawing students back with new high school". The Moulton Advertiser. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  2. ^ Luster, Marla (11 May 2005). "Middle schools to be renamed Emma Sansom and Litchfield". The Gadsden Times. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  3. ^ Jackson, Mo (1 July 2006). "High school change spurs middle school moves". The Gadsden Times. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  4. ^ Jennie Patick Archived 2017-02-16 at the Wayback Machine, TheHistoryMakers, retrieved 3 March 2014
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  6. ^ Smith, Jessie Carney (1996). Notable Black American women (1st edition. ed.). Detroit: Gale Research. pp. 516–519. ISBN 0810391775.