1/18 Frances Marie Grundy, El Paso TX, 1931

2/18 Douglass High School - Leatrice Mathis McKinney - 1940

3/18 Douglass High School - Annie Eagans Smith - 1940

4/18 Douglass High School - Eugene Ford Jr. - 1940

5/18 Douglass High School - Belearphron Mathis Collins - 1940

6/18 Douglass High School - Leola B. Roberts Rivers - 1940

7/18 Douglass High School - Mary E. Austin Kelley - 1940

8/18 Douglass High School - Jewel Allen - 1941

9/18 Class of 1941 - Douglass High School

10/18 Douglass High School - 1941

11/18 Nick Mathis - 1952

12/18 Josephine Grisby - Dunn - 1920

13/18 Harvard Graduation - Nick Mathis - 1980

14/18 Blanche Henderson Grundy - Graduation - 1950's

15/18 William Alexander Henderson - 1880 - El Paso, Texas

16/18 Blanche Ethel Henderson - 1906

17/18 Frances Marie Grundy - Douglass High School - 1941

18/18 Frances Marie Grundy Wedding - 1949

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Studio photograph of Frances Marie Grundy at the age of six in downtown El Paso, Texas. "Frances Grundy attended Douglass for twelve years. She was in the original class that started in the kindergarten. Frances has the highest average in her class. The average, 92.76, is one of the highest ever made at the school. Frances is a talented musician. She plays the piano well and plays alto saxophone in the band. She is not athletic, but is one of the best students that the school has ever had. Her intentions are to continue studies in college." These words written about Frances in the book, The Dragon - History of Douglass School by John Collyns Fullmore, Jr., Class of 1941.

Frances Grundy could attend only one school in El Paso, Texas. That school was Douglass, this was the only school opened to black people. The school offered classes such as reading, spelling, literature, mathematics, chemistry, physical education, sports, band, choir, home economics and manual training. Douglass also offered a night school so ex-students could finish their high school work and graduate. However, the school was still not part of the Texas school system because segregation remained legal.

Central / South Central, (1930 - 1939), Family and Friends

  • Frances Marie Grundy
  • African American
  • Meet El Pasoans

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Attended college in Kansas City, Missouri. Married Lonnis McKinney in 1941. Worked as an elevator operator during the war while her husband was in the service. Moved to Los Angeles and now works as a tabulator and biller in the order department for a manufacturing concern. She has one daughter, Priscilla Andrea and one son, Lonnis Frank, Jr. and two grandsons. Resides in Los Angeles, California.

Central / Chamizal, (1940 - 1949), Education

  • Leatrice Mathis McKinney
  • Douglass High School
  • African American
  • women

Douglass High was in El Paso, TX.

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Married Herbert F. Smith from Tuscon, Arizona. Lived in many parts of the world including Germany and Japan until husband retired as a Colonel in 1974. Graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso and is presently employed as a teacher in the Ysleta Independent School District. She has two children: Rose and Herbert, Jr. and three grandchildren. The family resides in El Paso, Texas.

Central / Chamizal, (1940 - 1949), Education

  • Annie Eagans Smith
  • Douglass High School
  • African American
  • Women

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Eugene Ford graduated from Prairie View A. and M. University majoring in Architectural Engineering. He work­ed in the Port Arthur School System, Port Arthur, Texas for twenty years. Is currently a supervisor with the Federal Housing Authority out of Houston, Texas. Married and has four children and three grandchildren. Resides in Port Ar­thur, Texas.

Central / Chamizal, (1940 - 1949), Education

  • Eugene Ford Jr.
  • Douglass High School
  • African American

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Attended college in Kansas City, Missouri. Married Henry Dupree. Had one daughter, Cynthia. Attended. a trade school in El Paso to study cashiering and being a grocery clerk. She married Edward E. Collins in 1965 and traveled to Okinawa. She lived in Los Angeles for five years and then moved to Twenty Nine Palms where she now lives and works at the Marine Corps Base Exchange.

Central / Chamizal, (1940 - 1949), Education

  • Belearphron Mathis Collins
  • Douglass High School
  • African American
  • women

March is Women's History Month. Douglass High was a segregated high school in El Paso, TX.

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Attended Juliet Beauty Academy in San Francisco, California and the Madam Freeman School of Beauty in Savannah, Georgia. In 1967, she established Junior's Record Shop in Tacoma, Washington, which she owns and operates. She is a booking agent for Globe Entertainment Enterprises. She has traveled to Weisbaden and Karbrushe, Germany. She married Emmit Rivers and they have two children, Emmit Rivers Jr. and Monica Rivers. Mrs. Rivers belongs to many clubs and organizations. She is active with the St. John Baptist Church in Tacoma, Washington. She resides with her family in Puyallup, Washington.

Central / Chamizal, (1940 - 1949), Education

  • Leola B. Roberts Rivers
  • Douglass High School
  • African American
  • women

Attended segregated high school in El Paso, TX

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Attended Crescent Beauty School in Austin, Texas in 1940-1941. She worked in that field for many years. Later she worked at Thomason General Hospital and as a teacher's aide for the El Paso Independent School District. She married Rogers D. Kelley in 1944 and they have two children. Mr. and Mrs. Kelley reside at 817 Santa Barbara Drive, El Paso, Texas.

Central / Chamizal, (1940 - 1949), Education

  • Mary E. Austin Kelley
  • Douglass High School
  • African American

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Jewel Allen served several years as an Army Officer. She now lives in Oakland, California and currently is employed with the U.S. Postal Service.

Central / Chamizal, (1940 - 1949), Education

  • Jewel Allen
  • Douglass High School
  • African American
  • Military
  • women

March is Women's History Month. I salute Jewel Allen for her service.

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Class of 1941 - Douglass High School - El Paso, Texas. Includes the Honorable Barbara Lee's mother Mildred Parish and Frances Grundy.

Central / Chamizal, (1940 - 1949), Education

  • Douglass High School
  • students
  • African Americans
  • women
  • escuela secundaria Douglass
  • estudiantes
  • afroamericanos
  • mujeres
  • Simoneta Hancock
  • Birdie Potts
  • Dorothy Davis
  • Juanita Frazier
  • Vada Lee Loudd
  • Frances Grundy Hills
  • Jewel Allen
  • Mildrred Parish
  • Ethel Mitchell
  • Education

March is Women's History Month.

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Douglass High School - 1941 - El Paso, Texas - students from the class of 1941

Central / Chamizal, (1940 - 1949), Education

  • Douglass High School
  • escuela secundaria Douglass
  • Will Brown
  • Harold Morris
  • Clarence Lockett
  • Charles Abernethy
  • Green Hall
  • Howard Person
  • African American
  • Education
  • Meet El Pasoans

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Nick Mathis entered Douglass School at 101 South Eucalyptus Street in 1942. She left Douglass High School in 1952.

Central / Chamizal, (1950 - 1959), Education

  • Douglass School
  • African American
  • Nick Mathis

Nick Mathis attended schools in El Paso, TX.

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Josephine Grisby - Dunn - 1920

Nick Mathis's aunt who lived in Dallas, Texas. Nick Mathis entered Douglass School at 101 South Eucalyptus Street in 1942; she left Douglass High School in 1952.

Out of Area / Out of Area, (1920 - 1929), Family and Friends

  • Josephine Grisby - Dunn
  • African American
  • women
  • afroamericanos
  • mujeres

March is Women's History Month.

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Harvard Graduation Ceremony - School of Education - 1980 - she attended Douglass High School in El Paso, Texas.

Out of Area / Out of Area, (1980 - 1989), Education

  • women
  • Nick Mathis
  • Harvard
  • African American
  • mujeres
  • afroamericanos

March is Women's History Month. Educational achievement breaks barriers.

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Blanche Henderson Grundy - Graduation - 1950's - New Mexico A& M University - Master's Degree

She was the mother of Frances Grundy who was a graduate of Douglass High School located in El Paso, Texas.

Out of Area / Out of Area, (1950 - 1959), Education

  • Frances Marie Grundy
  • women
  • Blanche Henderson Grundy
  • mujeres
  • African American

See article by Charlotte Ivy, "Forgotten Color Black Families in arly El Paso,"in publication of El Paso County Historical Society, Password, Vol. XXXV, No.1, Spring, 1990, 5-17.

March is Women's History Month.

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Photograph - William Alexander Henderson - 1880

Stationed in El Paso, William "Bill" Alexander Henderson served in the 9th Cavalry during the Indian Wars from 1873 to 1878. Born in Virginia in 1850, he made El Paso his home until his death in 1934. Henderson and his family were members of the Second Baptist Church, where he later became deacon. The church was built in 1906 and constructed with the bricks that Henderson made, as he was a popular brick maker in El Paso. He also made the bricks used to build El Paso's Masonic hall. Henderson was a member of Prince Hall Freemasonry, which is affiliated with the Masons, and served as the worshipful master of Sunset Lodge No. 76. He was fluent in Spanish and worked briefly for the Mexican government with another figure of note, Lt. Henry O. Flipper.
(Images of America - African Americans In El Paso)

Central / South Central, (1880 - 1889), Family and Friends

  • William Alexander Henderson
  • African American
  • Faith
  • Baptist Second Baptist Church

See article in El Paso County Historical Society publication by Charlotte Ivy, "Forgotten Color Black Families in Early El Paso," Password, Vol. XXXV NO. 1 El Paso, TX spring 1990.

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Mother of Frances Marie Grundy who attended Douglass High School class of 1941. Blanche Ethel Henderson at the age eight. Blanche's father was William "Bill" Alexander Henderson who served in the 9th Cavalry during the Indian Wars from 1873 to 1878.

Central / Downtown, (1900 - 1909), Family and Friends

  • Blanche Ethel Henderson
  • women
  • African American
  • mujeres
  • afroamericanos

Entry provides information useful during Women's History Month which is celebrated in March nationally.

Frances Grundy Hill became mathematician. Married alderman Jethro Hill of El Paso,TX.

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Frances Marie Grundy - Douglass High School - 1941

Central / Chamizal, (1940 - 1949), Education

  • Frances Marie Grundy
  • women
  • African American
  • mujeres
  • afroamericanos

Photo taken in El Paso, TX. Douglass High was segregated at time photo taken. March is Women's History Month. Frances married Jethro Hills who served on City Council. Frances active in many civic, church, and social life of our city.

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December 28, 1949 - wedding of Frances Marie Grundy - Chapel A.M.E. Church. Married by Rev. Crenshaw pastor of Second Baptist Church.

Central / Five Points, (1940 - 1949), Celebration

  • Wedding
  • Frances Marie Grundy
  • African Americans
  • boda
  • afroamericanos
  • Meet El Pasoans
  • Fath

Frances M. Grundy married Jethro Hills. He served El Paso as an alderman. She was very active in community of her hometown El Paso, TX. March is Women's History Month.

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