The high school closed in 1970 due to reduced federal funds; however, 46 years later the Alumni Class of 1966 erected a historical monument that was unveiled last December. The newly established historic marker reflects the impact education had on Baldwin County. Many alumni members from Boddie High have become vital leaders in the community. Johnnie Wilson, Victim’s Advocate for Baldwin County, said a few words as both alum and a local resident.
“I consider it an honor to be part of the history of Boddie and I thank everyone for this monument. Whether it’s a school board member or the teachers who taught us, everyone who laid hands on Boddie high had a part in making this historical moment so special.” Wilson said on the day of the monument’s unveiling.
J.F. Boddie High is yet another example of the importance not only African-American history, but history as a whole. Understanding how a community was shaped helps to know how to move forward to a better tomorrow.
“The end of a good thing is always sad. We can always look back, but in order for things to continue improving, we must look forward together,” Finney said.
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