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Photo courtesy Cabell County Public Library

Miss Elizabeth Johnson, adviser, poses with Douglass High Schoolàs cheerleaders in 1957. They are, from left, Delores Thomas, Martha Johnson, Antionette Spiller and Gloria Hunter.

Gallery: Douglass High School through the years

Jan. 27, 2013 @ 11:45 PM

2011 marks 50 years that the all-black Douglass High School closed. In 1961, Douglass closed its doors as a school and the students integrated with Huntington High. It was a transition that was bittersweet, former Douglass students said -- one that meant new opportunities, but the passing of a time when their world was close-knit and familiar.

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