Crooms Academy Graduating Class of 1929

Dublin Core

Title

Crooms Academy Graduating Class of 1929

Alternative Title

Crooms Class of 1929

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 1929 on the steps of the home of Professor Joseph National Crooms, located at 812 South Sanford Avenue in Sanford, Florida. The Crooms Academy of Information Technology is located at 2200 West Thirteenth Street 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, 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 i'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 graduating students from Crooms Academy on the steps of the home of Professor Crooms

Source

Original 8 x 10 inch black and white photograph, 1929: Seminole County Public Schools Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

1929

Is Format Of

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

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/jpeg

Extent

555 KB

Medium

8 x 10 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Home of Professor Joseph Nathaniel Crooms, Goldsboro, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience Education Level


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.
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.
"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.

Transcript

1929

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inch

Locations

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