Dr. Glen Bowman at Elizabeth City State University is to present information about academics and athletics at Elizabeth City’s P.W. Moore High School between 1934 and 1954 during the Feb. 15 History for Lunch at the Museum of the Albemarle.
The program, “Progress & Growth: P.W. Moore High School, 1934-1954,” begins at noon in the Gaither Auditorium at the Elizabeth City museum and is being offered in-person and through Zoom. Register in advance through the Museum’s Facebook page or website to receive a link to attend the lecture virtually.
Elizabeth City’s P.W. Moore High School was northeastern North Carolina’s most outstanding public secondary school for Black students during segregation, according to information from the museum.
The presentation will cover the middle period of the school’s history, starting from the mid-1930s and ending with the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that would ultimately desegregate public education in North Carolina.
The virtual program is supported by Southern Bank of Elizabeth City.
The Museum of the Albemarle is at 501 S. Water St. in Elizabeth City. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed Sundays and state holidays.
The museum serves Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties and is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.