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Alabama Boys Industrial School

on Tue, 09/15/2020 - 19:10
<blurb> The Alabama Boys Industrial School was founded in Birmingham in 1899 by social reformer ...</blurb>

The Alabama Boys Industrial School was founded in Birmingham in 1899 by social reformer Elizabeth Johnston. It was one of several private group homes established to house juvenile offenders in the state. It remained in operation until 1974, when it was taken over by the Alabama Department of Youth Services. Photo courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History