Coahoma County Junior-Senior High School

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Coahoma County Junior-Senior High School (CCJSHS) is a public junior and senior high school within the city limits of Clarksdale, Mississippi. It is a part of the Coahoma County School District.

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The district serves the Coahoma County towns of Coahoma, Friars Point, Jonestown, Lula, and Lyon as well as the unincorporated community of Sherard and all other unincorporated areas; it does not serve areas within the City of Clarksdale. [1]

History

Around the time of racial integration, circa the 1960s, there had been plans to build a new consolidated Clarksdale-Coahoma County High School to serve all children in Coahoma County; plans were abandoned, even though the building was already constructed because the officials wanted to maintain segregation in a de facto manner. [2]

Many members of the American football team at the school transferred to Lee Academy as integration via court order was about to occur. [3]

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References

  1. "DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Coahoma County, MS." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on July 6, 2017.
  2. Wilkie, Curtis. Dixie: A Personal Odyssey Through Events That Shaped the Modern South. Simon and Schuster, October 10, 2002. ISBN   0684872862, 9780684872865. p. 147.
  3. Hamlin, Françoise N. Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta After World War II (John Hope Franklin Series in African American history and culture). University of North Carolina Press, 2012. ISBN   0807835498, 9780807835494. p. 196.

Coordinates: 34°12′28″N90°36′30″W / 34.2077°N 90.6082°W / 34.2077; -90.6082