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Frederick Street School Basketball Team

Frederick Street School Basketball Team, 1926 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The year 1918 brought the opening of Cumberland High School, a black high school located on Frederick Street. In keeping with the Supreme Court's ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson, the new school for black students was, in theory, to be, "separate but equal." B.H. Smith was the principal and it was initially established as a two-year institution.

In 1919 E.A. Gibson became principal, the school implemented a four-year curriculum, and in 1922 the name was changed to Frederick Street School, and in 1941, to Carver High School.

This photograph is of the "Orange and Blue" 1926 basketball team of the Frederick Street School. The players were, top row, from left to right:
Horatio Ruffner, Charles "Chester" Francis, and Buck Trimble. Bottom row, from left to right: Bob Frisby, Harman Myres, George Page, Reginald Cooper, and Hopewell Darr. Opponents often included the Cumberland Collegians, Myersdale Jolly Boys, Grace of Baltimore, and Storer College of Harper's Ferry.


Photograph courtesy of the late Ruth E. Franklin

Information from A Pictorial History - Allegany County and Prime Time: A History of Allegany County During the 1950's


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Allegany County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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