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Reuben Oakley

January 13, 2018 by Henry Herald

Henry HeraldMr. Oakley, son of the late Reuben C. and Edwina Travis Oakley, grew up in Birmingham, Al. where he graduated from Ensley High School. Shortly afterwards, he decided to move to Miami and made the trip on a bicycle from Birmingham to Miami within a week ...

Ensley's Tyesha Brown left Magic City for LA, but remembers her roots

December 13, 2017 by Birmingham Times

Birmingham TimesPlaywright Tyesha Brown graduated from Ensley High School and loves her hometown, but she is not one to remain in Birmingham. “You've got to go where you want to be,” she said. “Sometimes you have to leave.” Even though Brown left Birmingham for Los ...

What should be done about abandoned schools in Birmingham? - WBRC FOX6 News

September 21, 2017 by

WBRC FOX6 News -"It's kind of degrading - grow up and nobody attend to it or anything," said Ensley resident Herman Hall. Ensley High School closed its doors about ten years ago. Now the building sits empty. People who live nearby are concerned about the building in ...

15-Year-Old Birmingham High School Student Killed in Ensley Shooting

September 7, 2017 by student at Jackson-Olin High School. At 5:14 p.m. Wednesday, Hilliard and another young man were heading for the recreation center on Ensley when an assailant opened fire at the two from a moving vehicle at the corner of Ensley and 15th. Hilliard ...

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 LeaderAfter searching school grounds, Spokesperson Chanda Temple released a statement: "During the visit, they found the building's doors locked. After entering the building, the group surveyed all of the classrooms. While surveying a science lab, 15 to 20 ...

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

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

WBHM (press release) (blog)Fair or not, the words “Ensley” and “success” don't often appear together in local media reports. But tucked among vacant buildings and weedy lots a few feet from an Interstate, there's a high school that takes disadvantaged kids from all over Greater ...

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 series ...

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

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

WBHM (press release) (blog)For the 50th anniversary of her graduation from Ensley High School, Carolyn's family held an event in her honor, and performed songs that represented both her hardships and triumphs. Carolyn's son, Rafaael Crumbley, says, “Music was an important part ...

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

June 8, 2016 by Alabama NewsCenter

Alabama NewsCenterThe mural at the Bethesda Life Center, 321 20th St. Ensley, is phase one of Hawkins' idea, The Color Project. Hawkins, an Ensley High School graduate, is director of the initiative that will use public art, gardens, light and sound to encourage ...

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 ...

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

March 20, 2013 by (blog) (blog)BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Few people know as well as Shunda Milhouse the kind of pain the family of Jarmaine Walton is feeling. Like Jarmaine, Milhouse's daughter, Ensley High School majorette April Lynn Jamerson, was shot to death in a Birmingham park at ...

Function in the Junction jazz festival brings spotlight to Ensley

July 25, 2012 by (blog) (blog)Thousands are expected to attend the free event, which honors Erskine Hawkins, the Birmingham native who penned the jazz standard "Tuxedo Junction." Glenn Miller made the song -- inspired by a lively streetcar stop in Ensley -- into a No. 1 hit in the ...

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 more ...

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