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New marker packed with history of James and the school he built
William James marker
From Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar at left to Bulloch County Historical Society President Brent Tharp, Ph.D., at right, the visible semicircle is just part of the crowd that dedicated the marker remembering Statesboro High and Industrial School and its founder, William James. (AL HACKLE/staff)
Sunday afternoon, amid two days dedicated to the legacy of Statesboro’s pioneering African American educator William James, more than 15 of his descendants from several states attended the Bulloch County Historical Society’s unveiling of the Statesboro High and Industrial School marker.
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