John T. Morgan Academy

John T. Morgan Academy
Location
John T. Morgan Academy
Coordinates 32°23′24″N 87°04′43″W / 32.3898673°N 87.078585°W / 32.3898673; -87.078585Coordinates: 32°23′24″N 87°04′43″W / 32.3898673°N 87.078585°W / 32.3898673; -87.078585
Information
Established June 1965 (1965-06)
Campus size 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Website www.jtmorganacademy.org

John T. Morgan Academy is a school serving Selma, Alabama. Morgan was founded in 1965 as a segregation academy.

History

The school is named for John Tyler Morgan, a confederate general.[1] The first classes in 1965 were held in the John Tyler Morgan House until a new campus was built in 1967.

The school did not admit its first black student until 2008.[2][3]

Robotics

Morgan has an active robotics program.[4]

References

  1. Holthouse, David (Winter 2008). "Activists Confront Hate in Selma, Ala". Intelligence Report. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  2. Berman, Ari (February 25, 2015). "Fifty Years After Bloody Sunday in Selma, Everything and Nothing Has Changed". The Nation. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  3. Foster, Peter (March 7, 2015). "Fifty years after Selma's 'Bloody Sunday', the battle for equality rages on". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  4. Deshazo, Alaina Denean (October 22, 2015). "Schools compete in robotics". Selma Times-Journal. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
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