Monthly Archives: August 2016

WHCHS “Gone But Not Forgotten”

On August 29, 2016, demolition began on the historic William Hooper Councill High School, once the only high school for blacks in the city of Huntsville, Alabama for generations. William Hooper Councill Alumni Association (WHCAA) president Brenda Barley Chunn stated … Continue reading

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WHCAA Death Announcement – Dr. Nell Rice Anthony

Dr. Nell Rice Anthony January 24, 1928 – August 18, 2016 Nell Frances Rice was born on January 24th, 1928 in Meridianville, Alabama, the 13th of 14 children of Will E. Rice and Bessie Patton Rice. Her interest in learning … Continue reading

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Councill High School Renovation Press Conference

On August 24, 2016, a press conference was held announcing the renovation of the William H Councill High School building by the William Hooper Councill Alumni Association and the City of Huntsville. Speakers included WHCAA President Brenda Barley Chunn, Mayor … Continue reading

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Something will survive historic black Huntsville high school’s teardown

With a plan approved to preserve some of the crumbling building, wrecking crews next week begin tearing down most of Huntsville’s black William Hooper Councill High School. The school on St. Clair Avenue behind the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library closed … Continue reading

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Councill High School and City Announce Renovation Plans

Councill High School Alumni and City Announce Renovation Plans for Historic School Huntsville, AL – The William Hooper Councill High School Alumni Association joined Mayor Tommy Battle and representatives from the Huntsville Housing Authority today in announcing a plan to … Continue reading

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