Overcoming 25 Years of Separate but Unequal

The story of South Girard High School Phenix City, Alabama

by Jasponica Florence



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/24/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 258
ISBN : 9781663219060
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 258
ISBN : 9781663219084
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 258
ISBN : 9781663219077

About the Book

Overcoming 25 years of Separate but unequal is a long overdue tribute to many outstanding Black Americans who grew up in what was the once the wickedest town in America, Phenix City, Alabama. It was quickly understood by newcomers that the legacy of alumni from South Girard High School shaped the world. This book captures the history and stories that must be passed down to the next generation of all people.

About the Author

Jasponica Florence Moore successfully credentialed as a 2008 Alabama State Department's Superintendents' Academy program graduate and a 2013 successful graduate of the Aspiring Superintendents' Academy of the National Association of Black School Educators (NABSE). In 2001, she earned an Educational Specialist Degree from Troy University after earning an Educational Leadership Certification from Alabama State University. She earned a Master's Degree in Biology Education from Alabama State University in 1997. In 1994, Mrs. Florence earned her undergraduate bachelor's degree from Howard University in Washington, DC in the area of Pharmaceutical Biology and Chemistry. Mrs. Florence is a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves. Mrs. Florence served ten years with Phenix City Schools as a science teacher, lead teacher, administrator's designee, and department chairperson at Central High School. She served eight years with Chambers County Schools as a high school principal at LaFayette High School. Mrs. Florence worked four years as a Chief School Officer for the State Department of Education in low-performing schools as a turnaround specialist. She served for five years as principal at Bessemer City High School in Bessemer, AL. She also worked as the Director of Public Relations and Career and Technical Education for Russell County Schools in Phenix City, AL. As a retired educator, Jasponica currently works in law enforcement with juveniles for the Helping Families Initiative Division of Russell County District Attorney’s Office.