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Langston Public School
Photo from Home Directory of the Colored People of Chester, 1906 compiled by Lawrence L. Barrett & C. I. Wilson. The photographs in the book were taken by Mr. H. E. Williams, 210 E Broad St., Chester.
Corner of Fourth & Edwards St
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Eleanor C. Pinkett (later married
Professor Samuel G. Thomas) - 1
Other teachers who had served one or more terms by 1906:
Mr. Miles Tucker
|Staff:||James A. Richardson, janitor, 1906|
following brief History of Langston Public School is taken from the Home
Directory of the Colored People of Chester, 1906 compiled by Lawrence
L. Barrett & C. I. Wilson. This reference is available at the DCHS
Langston Public School, corner of Fourth and Edwards street, was erected in 1889. At the time of its erection it was known as Lincoln School, but when the City of Chester and the Borough of South Chester were annexed, there being a Lincoln School in the city, it was suggested by the Board of Directors that the name of this school be changed to Langston.
When erected it was a four-room building, only two of which were occupied. But owing to the rapidly increasing population it has been enlarged to an eight-room structure...
The grades range from first to the eighth, the preparatory to the High School. There is installed in this commodious building a heating plant costing more than $1400.
"Years ago when we were in high school and my sister and I would practice cheers before a football game, my grandmother used to tell us the cheer she remembered from her young days (this would have been about 1890). It was "Whoop 'em up a-Langston, Whoop 'em up again!" She told us they used to be fans of a "colored" team who played in Lamokin Woods. I didn't realize then that it was a school. Thought that might make an addition to the Langston section of the site."
Many thanks to the following for contributing additional information for this page:
1 - Michael H. Goodwyn, Santa Clarita, CA, great grandson of Samuel G. Thomas and Eleanor C. Pinkett Thomas
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This page last updated 03/05/07