Photograph of the old Union Church School
Lists of African-American Schools in Richland Parish.
Eula D. Britton Elementary Champs: Morehouse and Richland – “Boys” 1959-1960. Photo includes NBA great “Elvin Hayes” and Rayville Mayor Harry “Kayo” Lewis.
RICHLAND PARISH, La. (KNOE) – A historically black school in Rayville is making its mark in the community. After years of reunions, 1960 graduate Quincy Mason took it upon himself to preserve the school’s rich history.
The following works were written in conjunction with the WPA (Works Progress Administration of Louisiana), ca., 1935. These documents have been recently digitized as part of the Louisiana Digital Library, and are… Read More
Early school experiences remembered: Mrs. Mae McIntyre, of Snake Ridge, ca. 1986 – Foreward by Evelyn Cochran
This story by Mrs. May Mclntyre is told with love and feeling and understanding of her rides to school in a “school bus” of the times, the early 1920s. Getting to school was not easy as you can tell by this delightful story. “Out in the rural” where most of Richland’s citizens lived and worked there were few roads and these were mud-rutted trials. If to school you went, you walked.
Remembering Bennie Charles Robinson, Sr., (1928-2019) Staying busy was always Ben’s way of life. While living in Alexandria, he developed an interest in restoring a 1929 Ford Model A car with a… Read More
Courtesy of the Richland Beacon News.
This photograph shows all but one person attending Rayville High School during the 1913-14 school year. Included in the group are grades seven through 11. Teachers that year were Professor L.A. Smith,… Read More
https://richlandroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/William-B.-Hatcher.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Back in 2012, I was asked to give the commencement speech for the 8th grade class of Start Jr. High. I took that opportunity… Read More
Excerpted from Mangham High history Thu, May 22, 1975 – 20 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com Mangham High School had its beginning in a one-story… Read More
Old School House at Girard
R.S. Hargis Honored Sat, Jan 7, 1961 – 1 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
The Boies family lived near Red Mouth, or Charlieville.
This is a picture of Old Mangham School in 1915 or 1916. This building was located on what is now the football field of Mangham High School. It burned in the late… Read More
Old School at Crew Lake
Old Start High School Building Start School Building named for new Start School Sat, Apr 21, 1923 – 8 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com Marie… Read More
RICHLAND PARISH’S SCHOOLS & TEACHERS IN 1925. Schools in Nearby Parish Open Monday for Full Sessions. Special to the News-Star. RAYVILLE, Sept. 9, 1925 – The Schools of Richland parish will begin the 1925-1926 term… Read More