Crooms Academy Graduating Class of 1927

Dublin Core

Title

Crooms Academy Graduating Class of 1927

Alternative Title

Crooms Class of 1927

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
High schools--Florida
Schools
Students--Florida
High school students--Florida
High school seniors--United States
Principals and teachers

Description

Crooms Academy Graduating Class of 1927. Professor Joseph National Crooms, the school principal, can be seen in the center of the photograph. The Crooms Academy of Information Technology is located at 2200 West Thirteenth Street in the Goldsboro community of Sanford, Florida, and was founded by Joseph Nathaniel Crooms as the first African-American high school in Seminole County in 1926. Professor Crooms and his wife, Wealthy Crooms, donated the land on which the school was constructed. The professor served as the school's principal until his retirement in 1953.

In 1970, Seminole County Public Schools desegregated and changed the school's functions numerous times. In 1973, the original school building burned down; other school buildings have deteriorated over the past couple of decades. In 2000, the United States Department of Justice allowed Seminole County to lift it's desegregation order by 2003 under several conditions, one of which was to rebuild Crooms Academy as an academy of information technology. Crooms Academy currently functions as a magnet school with Information Technology Certifications in A+, MOUS, MCP, CCNA, MCSE, and others.

Abstract

Class photograph of first graduating students from Crooms Academy

Source

Original 8 x 10 inch black and white photograph, 1927: Seminole County Public Schools Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

1927

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8 x 10 inch black and white photograph, 1927.

Is Part Of

Seminole County Public Schools Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Seminole County Public Schools Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

844 KB

Medium

8 x 10 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Crooms Academy, Goldsboro, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the UCF Public History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"About Crooms Academy…" Crooms Academy of Information Technology, Seminole County Public Schools. http://croomsaoit.org/#about.
Postal, Leslie. "Historic Crooms Academy Embraces A High-tech Future." The Orlando Sentinel, November 23, 2001. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2001-11-23/news/0111230278_1_crooms-academy-seminole-sanford.
"The Crooms Academy High School Exhibit." Seminole County Public Schools. http://www.scps.k12.fl.us/studentmuseum/InsidetheMuseum/Crooms.aspx.
"Education In Goldsboro & Sanford." Goldsboro Historical Museum. http://www.goldsboromuseum.com/The-Education-In-Goldsboro.html.
Flewellyn, Valada S. African Americans of Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2009.
Robison, Jim. "Professor's Legacy Lives On In Seminole School History." The Orlando Sentinel, August 4, 1991. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1991-08-04/news/9108030386_1_crooms-academy-sanford-hopper.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inch

Locations

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