Black History Month in Pictures – Metcalfe and Barren

Jennifer Moonsong

Central Division

General Manager

Jobe Publishing, Inc.

Circa late 1920s, under the instruction of principle WI Robinson, the Glasgow Training School for the first black high school instruction in Barren County.

Wyoming President , beloved teacher.

At 19 years she began teaching at the one-room school at Ebenezer, She also taught at the Old Blue Spring School, between Hiseville and Knob Lick. Wyoming died at the age of 90, and was beloved by the many students she taught in the county.

Melinda Beauchamp, pictured at the Buella Villa Hotel, was famous for the food she cooked.

Aunt Pollie Barrix at the age of 107.

The Ebenezer School in the Ebenezer community, circa 1957, pictured are students, along with teacher, Wyoming President.

Wyoming was born in 1908, in Metcalfe County. She started off under unfortunate circumstances. Her grandparents raised her after her mother died soon after her father she never knew.

She seemed to feel that she had a calling in life at an early age. By the age of 4 years of age, she knew she wanted to be a teacher.

Fountain Clark, known as uncle “Fount” hauled freight from Burkes Ville to Glasgow and all points in between, and lived in Summer Shade. He used a team of oxen, and later six horses. Also pictured are Estella Clark Buckner and Dee Barnes Clark.

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