A.H. Peeler Papers

Born in Greensboro, Abraham H. Peeler (1904-1991) was an important leader in the local African American community for many decades. He is perhaps best remembered as the principal of J.C. Price Elementary School, a position he held from 1931 to 1969. In addition, he maintained a lifelong interest in organized sports and for 32 years officiated at high school and college football and basketball games. This collection is rich in information relating to the local public school system, particularly J.C. Price School, and the evolution of African American education in North Carolina. The materials available here include a minute book from Ashe St. School, photographs of students at Dudley High School, and printed matter relating to the NC Negro Teachers Association. Items pertaining to J.C. Price School include teachersΓÇÖ handbooks compiled by Peeler and numerous images of the school and its students. Also digitized were items relating to a public speaking tour that Booker T. Washington made through North Carolina in 1910.