Memphis Central (THE) High School

Memphis Central (THE) High School

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I graduated from Highschool in 1953, after I moved to Memphis to live with my Dad. I attended Memphis State for one year (waiting for a friend, Richard Scheffer to graduate) and than we joined the Army, to get the GI Bill so we could finish College. We were in the 508th Railway Guard, stationed in Nurnberg Germany. I played football under Coach Ruffner Murray in '52 & '53. We graduated from college in 1960.
What's on your mind?
Can someone from the school share information about when and how class schedules will be released - or did I miss that information if it was shared already? Thanks!
Eddie Peterson

I shared this story by voice message with a friend this morning, and since we both ended up crying , I thought I would share it with you.

I had attended all Black Hamilton High school since the 7th grade. Someway, somehow, with only two main buildings and a cafeteria, staggered start times, there were 3,000 students enrolled in this school. Lunch for some of us started at 10 AM. As you moved up the ranks in class , approaching grade 12, your lunch time got closer to the coveted noon hour.

One day I clearly remember having to stand in line outside the girl’s bathroom to then stand in the line inside the girl’s bathroom. I almost peed myself. That day, something inside of me snapped and I had just had ENOUGH. I was not one of the popular kids at this school anyway, as a matter of fact, I was invisible. At Hamilton, unless you were one of the majorettes, cheerleaders, or in one of the social organizations, like the Charmettes ( training ground for joining a sorority in college), you were nobody, you just went to school.

A few days earlier, an interesting piece of mail had come to my house. For the first time ever, Memphis City Schools was offering Black students an opportunity to transfer to previously all White secondary schools. The elementary grades had been in transition since the Northcross V Board of Education lawsuit. The High Schools, however, still remained segregated.

With the bathroom line still in my head, I went home, and without consulting my mother, I filled out the transfer and sent it in., and forgot about it. Imagine my surprise when about a week later, I got the news that I would now be going to Central High School.

Central High School was aka THE SCHOOL because at one time it was the only high school in Memphis. Now, this is not to be confused with the famous Central High school in Little Rock, this is the one in Memphis. In the era of “ Separate but Equal” , Booker T. Washington High school was built for Black children. Central’s colors were Green and Gold, and the teams were known as the Warriors, with an Indian head in full headdress as the mascot. Booker T. Washington’s colors were Green and Gold, and the teams were known as the Warriors, with an Indian head in full headdress as the mascot. Separate but equal also meant that old books from Central were then sent for use at BTW, This was the same years later when I came along. Seldom at a Black school did you see NEW BOOKS , and when this happened , it was a BIG DEAL, Ahhhhhhhhhh the smell of a NEW BOOK, the crack when the spine is first opened and the smell of new press ink. One of life’s exciting pleasures.

My entire family attended BTW including my Mom. For me now, to be going to the WHITE SCHOOL , that my family only knew was somewhere across town, was a BIG DEAL, HUGE.

When this letter came , of my acceptance. I panicked. I had no idea that this would really happen, and I just did it on a fluke. Now that it had really happened I was scared to DEATH. I had seen the commotion when little Ruby attended school with guards around her, the riots and Little Rock, Central. I was SCARED.

When I finally arrived at Central, they had tasked the guidance counselor with calling us in during the summer prior to the start of school for a nice little talk. If I recall correctly , it was basically, BEHAVE and you will have no problems. When the 50 of us arrived on campus we were just ignored. There were no confrontations, there were no fights, there were no N words called. I cannot confirm this, but I would swear that they held a meeting and told all the White kids that we were coming, and that they were to IGNORE us , just LEAVE THEM ALONE, do not embarrass your families. We became INVISIBLE.

The one really bad incident I remember is when Dr. King was killed. They called all of us into the gym the day after his killing , to tell us that there will be no trouble. When they said that he was dead, the white students ( some ) spontaneously burst out in applause. The Black students stood and walked out .

So, I made it to senior year and to Coach Cates Social Studies class. Coach Cates had just returned to life after 2 tours of duty in Vietnam., for me , he was a living legend. He also was the one teacher who acted like he genuinely liked Black students. It may be because he had fought beside Black soldiers, slept with them , ate with them. saw some die, and they depended on each other. He was just different.

In this class was a boy named Eddie Peterson. He was the ONE White kids who spoke up for the Confederacy, slavery, segregation, you name it. I was the ONE Black kid who opened her mouth to him and did not back down. Both Coach Cates and I tried to talk some sense in to Eddie, but there was no doing it . He was pretty firmly entrenched in a racist thought pattern and life. There are many lively debates , to say the least, followed by complete revulsion and disgust from me. We were not friends.

Years later, now a married woman, I had a side hustle making wedding cakes. By this time , I have moved into a neighborhood bordered by a golf country club called Windyke, which in 1987 Black members were not allowed ( not sure about now). Someone at the club hired me to do their wedding cake and on the day of delivery , when I went to set it up, someone called my name. When I looked around, it was Eddie Peterson. He walked toward me and I froze.. Coach Cates was not around to protect me.

He asked me if he could speak to me privately and I agreed to go to an empty adjoining room with him . He turned to me and said “ Marilyn, I want to apologize for how I treated you in High School and all the mean things I said.. You just have to understand , it was the way I was raised. Since High School, I have come to know many Black people personally. I have worked with them on jobs, hired some, worked along side them, TALKED to them, and as we stand here, they are truly some of the best people I know. Can you find it in your heart to forgive me? “

Instinctively , I reached out and pulled him to me in a hug. We lingered there for quite awhile with tears streaming down our faces. When we broke apart , I could barely speak but I said “ Of course, and God bless you, and thank you so so much for this moment. “

I left there fairly floating on a cloud, something inside felt CLEAN again, washed free of hate, blessed. I will never forget that day, never, and it is why I keep trying. It is why I contacted someone last night about a video , only to be rebuffed and turned away without reason. BUT I TRIED. I don’t know if I will try with her again, and she is with a Black man and having Black babies ( which she quickly pointed out to me because , after all that makes everything alright that you do and say ) and I just don’t get it.

I try for this change, because one Eddie Peterson at a time , we gonna get this right people.
Et les études ?
Here is part 1 of 4 videos on a piece I made after all this craziness started.
Graduated in 1980 and trying to find a copy of my graduation photo.
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Central High School is a public high school (grades 9-12) in Memphis, Tennessee. The principal is Gregory McCullough.

Since it was founded in the early 1900s and is considered the first high school in Memphis; Central is often called "THE" High School. It is a part of the Memphis City Schools Optional School system where it is recognized as a school specializing in college preparatory programs. Central's mascot is the Warrior and the school colors are green and gold. For recognition as the successor to Memphis Hi

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01/31/2023

BHM opportunity

Marky your calendar. At 4 p.m. every Wednesday in February, MPL will highlight important figures in Black history. Please join us for this important and informative program at our South Branch. It begins this week!

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Emotional health is just as important as physical health. We offer free support services to all MSCS students, staff, and families at three Family Wellness Centers. Services include family counseling, yoga and mindfulness sessions, and stress management.
Call (901) 416-1631 or complete the quick intake survey bit.ly/MSCS_FWC_Schedule

01/27/2023

If you need some help limiting your exposure, here are some resources

Our Director of Communications made this for our staff ahead of tomorrow’s video release. If you’d like to prevent seeing the video, please consider adjusting your settings on social platforms to limit seeing sensitive content. If you’d like a copy of this graphic without compression to share with your staff, teams, please DM us. Please take care of yourself and others tomorrow. There is no shame in wanting to protect your mental and emotional health while standing in solidarity with the Nichols Family which we do at BRIDGES. We will provide more details on resources Bridge Builders can use in light of recent events.


“Abuse and neglect negate love. Care and affirmation, the opposite of abuse and humiliation, are the foundation of love. No one can rightfully claim to be loving when behaving abusively.”
― bell hooks, All About Love

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Please see the important message from MSCS. We understand that students and staff may have questions or need support regarding these traumatic events, and we have provided principals resources that staff may use to help support our students.

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Have you registered for our Memphis Area FAFSA Challenge? Learn more about FAFSA and financial aid support on Tuesday, January 24, at Tennessee College of Applied Technology.
Visit apply.memphis.edu/portal/fafsatuesday for more details and to register!

01/22/2023

🕘 We're 1 week away from the 2023 School Choice Showcase!
Join us on Sat., Jan. 28, from 11am - 2pm at the Hickory Ridge Towne Centre to see the many fantastic programs our schools offer, meet the teacher and staff, & have some family fun!

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🗣️Calling all HIGH SCHOOLERS!

🎓Join us for our Multicultural College and Career Expo, hosted by the MSCS Family and Community Engagement Dept. on January 25 from 4-7pm at Kingsbury High School.
This is an excellent opportunity for our high school families to get a jumpstart on their post-graduation journey!!

01/20/2023

Listen to our Warrior Cheerleaders support your registration. It’s time to register for the 2023-2024 school year in the Parent PowerSchool Portal.

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REPORT CARDS UPDATE!
✅ Families and students, report cards will be issued today (1/18) via PRINTED copies and on PowerSchool.
Access your child's report card via the Parent Portal after 3 pm (scsk12.org/powerschool)
If you have questions, please contact your child's school.

01/17/2023

Get registered

Register for 2023-24

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Got questions about FAFSA?
Join us for the next Memphis Area FAFSA Challenge on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, 550 Alabama Ave.
Visit https://apply.memphis.edu/portal/fafsatuesday for more details and to register!

01/15/2023

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Get in the GAME and stay on the roster for the 2023-24 school year!
🏀 Early Online Registration for NEW and RETURNING students opens on Tuesday, January 17.
Visit http://www.scsk12.org/pickenroll for more information!

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MSCS Families!
Our before-/after-school tutoring programs are available to help ensure students' academic success.
Registration is quick and simple. Visit https://bit.ly/3R1VUpw for step-by-step instructions to register your child through Powerschool. Spaces are limited.

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Central Warriors Jazz Band representing in Orlando this weekend!!! So proud of you all

01/08/2023

🗓️ Have you filed the 2023-2024 ? students must file the 2023-2024 FAFSA by March 1, 2023, to remain eligible for the scholarship!

Helpful links:
📌 FAFSA Resources: tnAchieves.org/FAFSA or CollegeForTN.org/FAFSA
📌 File at StudentAid.gov

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DB Lifetime Achievement Award for Jazz Education: Ollie Liddel, The Reward of Teaching 01/05/2023

DB Lifetime Achievement Award for Jazz Education: Ollie Liddel, The Reward of Teaching

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DB Lifetime Achievement Award for Jazz Education: Ollie Liddel, The Reward of Teaching Given his family background, it might have seemed predictable that Dr. Ollie Liddell, director of bands at Memphis Central High School in Tennessee, is being honored with the 2022 DownBeat Lifetime Achievement Award for Jazz Education at…

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Students do you need help preparing for the ACT? We've got you covered!

Our next ACT Family Night is Thursday, January 12 from 5:30 pm - 7 pm on Microsoft Teams.

✅ Learn about testing dates & the college admissions process
✅ Receive Free ACT prep materials for the first 100 students
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Visit MSCSACTFAMILYNIGHT.EVENTBRITE.COM to register TODAY!

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We hope you had a restful Winter Break! Don’t forget, school starts TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 3! See you there!

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Happy Kwanzaa!
Today marks the start of the seven-day celebration honoring African ancestral roots.
From Umoja to Imani, may your days be filled with joy, family and celebrations!

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Congratulations 2022 Girls Wrestling Champions Central HS, Wrestling Champions Cordova HS, the MVPs and the 1st Place Individual Weight Class Champions!

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Winter is here, and SCHOOL IS OUT!

All schools will be closed from December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023. We wish everyone a relaxing, safe, and family-filled winter break!

Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2023!

12/16/2022

The final MSCIAA Championship of 2022, come check it out! Matches start at 5pm, Cordova HS.

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Christ Community Health Services school-based locations are providing services over the holiday break. View the flyer to see the holiday schedule.

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MSCS Update:
🗣Schools will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2023.
We want to alert you to an adjustment to the 2022-23 school year calendar. Schools will reopen for students on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

12/15/2022

Few positions have a greater impact on our community than the role of MSCS superintendent; therefore, your voice is needed in the MSCS Super Search.
Our next community meeting will be Thursday, December 15 at Southwind High School from 5:30 pm - 7 pm.

Few positions have a greater impact on our community than the role of MSCS superintendent; therefore, your voice is needed in the MSCS Super Search.

Our next community meeting will be Thursday, December 15 at Southwind High School from 5:30 pm - 7 pm.

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Grab a book and sit around the tree to share joy as we encourage literacy. And it's exactly what the students of Parkway Village Elementary - SCS did while enjoying candy cane treat and after reading the students were surprised by the mascot "Blue".

12/14/2022

Understanding our past helps create brighter futures!
Students from our Band of Brothers mentorship program recently took a trip to the Withers Museum to view the works of renowned civil rights photographer Ernest Withers.

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Treadwell Elementary School - SCS students are officially counting down for winter break with some fun activities! Students wore the color green to highlight The Grinch!

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True support doesn’t come from the top down but rather from hearing all voices.
During last week's “Tea with Supt. Toni,” Cromwell Elementary School teachers got a chance to sit down, share with, and hear from our Superintendent.

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Special thanks to the families who attended our Transition Fair at Colonial Middle School Creative & Performing Arts (CAPA). The information shared by our Exceptional Children & Health Services Department and the Tennessee Department of Education was essential for helping our families. Collaboration is key as we support all students in the 901.

12/12/2022

Giving comes from the heart! ❤️
Our community rallied together and donated winter items for MSCS students in need. Take a look at highlights of our 8th Annual Operation Warm Hearts!

12/11/2022

What is a Superintendent?

As the School board starts their search for the next Superintendent, we asked a few experts exactly "What is a Superintendent”?
Check out their SUPER responses! 🎤

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Rozelle - The Creative and Performing Arts Optional School grabbed their coziest onesies and hot chocolate to bring in the holiday cheer!
Students enjoyed performances from the Overton High School for the Creative and Performing Arts dance team and received a book to add to their home libraries thanks to a donation from Literacy Mid-South.

12/09/2022

Take a look at how Grahamwood Elementary students kicked off the season by showcasing holiday traditions around the world! 🌎

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SAVE THE DATE!
Our 5th Annual School Choice Showcase is just around the corner!
Learn about the vast array of schools and programs that MSCS offers and find the perfect fit for your child's education!
Join us on Saturday, January 28, from 11 am - 2 pm at the Hickory Ridge Towne Center (6075 Wi******er Rd).

12/08/2022

These students SOARED with our Sight Word Challenge! Congratulations to our outstanding winners!
Landon B. & Titan D from White Station Elementary, Ava A. from Dexter K-8 School - SCS, Marc B. from Sea Isle Seahawks, & Legin P. from Macon Hall SCS.

12/07/2022

Few positions have a greater impact on our community than the role of MSCS superintendent; therefore, your voice is needed in the MSCS Super Search.
Our next community meeting will be Thursday, December 8 at Snowden School from 5:30 pm - 7 pm.
Please attend our MSCS Super Search community meetings, respond to the survey or encourage others to do the same. Details can be found at mscssupersearch.com.

Few positions have a greater impact on our community than the role of MSCS superintendent; therefore, your voice is needed in the MSCS Super Search.
Our next community meeting will be Thursday, December 8 at Snowden School from 5:30 pm - 7 pm.

Please attend our MSCS Super Search community meetings, respond to the survey or encourage others to do the same. Details can be found at mscssupersearch.com.

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