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When Led Zeppelin rocked Alabama: '70s concerts revisited

May 9, 2017 by

AL.comThey drove to the Led Zeppelin concert in David Burks' gold 1966 Chevelle Super Sport muscle car. Burks, then 17, was behind the wheel and the only person in the vehicle not getting high as he and two of his Ensley High School classmates traveled to ...

Dry chemicals found in old Ensley High School - WBRC FOX6 News

April 19, 2017 by

WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.comWe received pictures from a man who takes photos of vacant buildings around the southeast. The pictures show things like aluminum sulfate and lead nitrate in an old science lab. Those who live near the school are concerned vandals could break in and ...

Dry chemicals found in Old Ensley high school building

April 19, 2017 by Alabama's News Leader

Alabama's News LeaderBIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Abandoned chemicals have been left behind in the old Ensley High School building that was closed in 2004. A viewer who went on to the property on their own accord, took the photos. When ABC 33/40 found out we reached out to the ...

Final Birmingham 101 event for spring shines light on Ensley-UAB connection

April 13, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesThe final Birmingham 101 event of the spring semester will focus on the Ensley community, the development of Ensley High School and its ties to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Birmingham 101 series, presented by the Civic Engagement ...

The Junction: Stories from Ensley, Alabama — Holy Family Cristo Rey High School

June 20, 2016 by WBHM (press release) (blog)

WBHM (press release) (blog)For the latest chapter of “The Junction: Stories from Ensley, Alabama,” education reporter Dan Carsen talks with the people making it happen to find out how this school works. “Holy Family is a place that will turn your life around.” That lofty claim ...

Ensley High School grad an accomplished Hollywood actor

June 16, 2016 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesEnsley High School graduate Yohance Myles is an accomplished Hollywood actor with appearances in the CW network's “Containment” and the AMC network's ” Into the Badlands.” Currently, he is working with actress Sanaa Lathan on the Fox drama mini ...

The Junction: Stories From Ensley, Alabama – An Integration Pioneer

June 13, 2016 by WBHM (press release) (blog)

WBHM (press release) (blog)The Ensley High School Grand Alumni Association recently established a new scholarship in honor of the school's first African-American graduate – Carolyn Houston Crumbley Major, who passed away in 2009. Producer Mary Quintas spoke with Carolyn's ...

The Color Project sheds vivid light on Ensley man's hopes for his neighborhood

June 8, 2016 by Alabama NewsCenter

Alabama NewsCenterHawkins, an Ensley High School graduate, is director of the initiative that will use public art, gardens, light and sound to encourage pedestrian traffic and address issues of health, safety, crime and violence in Ensley. The artist, Ukuu Tafari, also ...

Doris Riggan Allen

April 3, 2016 by Tulsa World

Tulsa WorldShe was born February 24, 1931 in Birmingham, AL, and was the only child of Samuel and Grace Riggan. Doris graduated from Ensley High School in Birmingham, AL. She was a loving and devoted wife to husband, Bill Allen for almost 65 years and mother ...

Community honors Ensley HS desegregation pioneer - WBRC FOX6 News

November 8, 2015 by

WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.comShe was the first black graduate of Ensley High School in 1965, a historically all-white school. Family, friends and members of the community recognized her contributions while at the Bethesda Life Center Sunday night. "In her senior year she decided ...

Memory of Ensley High School's first black graduate in 1965 celebrated

November 6, 2015 by

AL.comCarolyn Houston horiz.jpg In 1965, Carolyn Houston was the first black student to graduate from Ensley High School. Carolyn Houston Crumbley Major, who died of ovarian cancer at age 60 on Oct. 16, 2009, will be remembered in a community event on ...

Senior Unity Fest kicks off Birmingham spring break Friday at Boutwell Auditorium

March 20, 2013 by (blog) (blog)Like Jarmaine, Milhouse's daughter, Ensley High School majorette April Lynn Jamerson, was shot to death in a Birmingham park at the all too young age of 15. Jarmaine, also 15, was slain at Railroad Park Sunday. April was killed on skip day -- the ...

Function in the Junction jazz festival brings spotlight to Ensley

July 25, 2012 by (blog) (blog)The festival begins with a 10 a.m. parade through Ensley that will start at 14th Street and Avenue D and end at the festival site, Erskine Hawkins Park at Ensley Avenue and 19th Street. The Parker and Jackson-Olin high school bands are scheduled to march.

Surplus sale at abandoned Ensley High School brings back memories for graduates

October 15, 2011 by (blog)

They held a sale at the closed-down Ensley High School and an impromptu reunion happened. A sale of surplus items at old Ensley High began this morning at 7:30 a.m. with people lined up at the gate and ended at 2:30 p.m. Kitchen equipment such as ...

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