Telling our stories in Gaston, an oral history project Erwin Center Branch Library October 3, 1996. [videorecording] 126 Minutes. c1996. In this 1996 recording, Gastonians of the City of Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina recall the history of growing up in the Highland Community and the achievements of many of the graduates of Highland High School. Remembrances are in the form of a round table discussion. Master of ceremonies was Gastonia City Council member Walker E. Reid, now the City of Gastonia, N.C. Mayor (elected Mayor in 2017, re-elected in 2019) The event was held on Thursday, October 3, 1996 at 7:00 pm at the Erwin Center Branch Library (now the Ferguson Branch).
Biennial report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of North Carolina for the scholastic years 1885-1886; 1920-22; 1922-23; 1923-24; and more provides statistics of the number of teachers, enrollment, and enrollment by grade, of North Carolina schools by county.
Lincoln Academy, Kings Mountain, N.C. 1888 - 1955. Lincoln Academy, named after President Abraham Lincoln, was opened as a boarding school for African-American girls in the fall of 1888 by Emily Catherine Prudden. List of print and online resources. Go to: https://gastonlibrary.libguides.com/lincoln-academy
African American High Schools in North Carolina: a list of the names and locations of all of the public African American high schools compiled from the North Carolina Educational Directory around the time that the schools were desegregated. Go to: https://tools.digitalnc.org/aahighschools/
Oral History Interview with George Miller, January 19, 1991. Interview M-0015. "George Miller, a former principal in Wilkes County, North Carolina, discusses the importance of knowing the day-to-day inner life of the public school system." Mr. George Miller of Gastonia, North Carolina, came back from A & T College to his hometown and started teaching. He stayed at Highland High School for 20 years, 1941-1961.