"We Rise to Honor Councill"

  • "50th Anniversary Celebration 2016"


The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Legacy of W.H. Councill High School - Save the Date August 13, 2016

Generations of Huntsvillians accessed the hallowed halls of William Hooper Counciill High School to acquire education and training that would prepare them to enjoy better quality life experiences. For decades hundreds of African-Americans in Huntsville could only find the door of WHCHS open to them. They used the opportunities provided therein to obtain employment, higher education, and other productive roles as citizens of Huntsville, the United States and the world

Since the school opened one hundred and fifty (150) years ago, we have all experienced the phenomenal changes that have taken place. The 1960's ushered in a new era for our country. When the Supreme Court ruling in the historic Brown v. Board of Education Topeka, Kansas case required an end to segregated education, our town of Huntsville responded in kind. In response, our community witnessed the closing of "dear ole Councill.:.

At this time of Sesquicentennial, 150 years since its opening, and Golden Anniversary, 50 years since its closing, the alumni will "rise to honor Councill." Please join us on August 13, 2016 for a community wide celebration; all alumni, friends and supporters are invited to participate. The school wide reunion will include a Gala that will recount stories of the school days, featuring choir music of an alumni and friends led by renowned musicians, Mrs. Carmelita Gandy and Councillian Mrs. Mary Curry.

The WHCAA willl use this event to launch a fundraising campaign that will result in a major gift earmarked for the permanent renovation of the historic William Hooper Councill High School site.
"Come Home to Councill"


Brenda Barley Chunn - Reunion Chairman


Update WHCAA Alumni Choir Rehearsal
The W. H. Councill Alumni Choir will rehearse on Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Please meet at Progressive Union Baptist Church from
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at 1919 Brandon Town Rd.
See you there!