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.
Revella Hughes was featured June 25, 1986, during the Douglass High School reunion. Hughes, who died in 1987 at age 92, was a Douglass High School graduate and later taught music at the school. Hughes began playing piano at the age of 5, studied violin later and left Huntington to find fame and fortune on Broadway. She had appeared on stage with Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway.