On July 31, 1908, Mr. Thomas Chipman McRae, Governor of Arkansas, donated land in Nevada County for an all black school, naming it the McRae High School. It functioned as an elementary and high school until 1969.
The Senior Class of 1953 dedicated the yearbook "The Tiger" to Principal Northcross in appreciation of his 18 years of service to the McRae School. He had a great sympathy and understanding of the struggle for progress in education.
All black school in Prescott from 1908-1969, was built on land donated by Governor McRae's family.
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Title: "McRae Schools"
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