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Photo courtesy Sylvia Ridgeway

Douglass High School majorettes strut their stuff in 1957. They are, from left, Anna Black (Fain), Cornella Claytor (Owens), Brenda Green (Ragland), Sylvia Morrison (Ridgeway), Florence Harris, Retha Mae Duckworth (Spotts) and Lois Crawford (Cleckley).

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.