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Old Stanton High School

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The Trustees of Florida Institute established Stanton High School in 1868 as the first public black school in Jacksonville. It was named for Edwin M. Stanton, an outspoken abolitionist and Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln. This masonry vernacular style structure, completed in 1917, was the only black high school in the country at the time. James Weldon Johnson, the first African American to pass the Florida bar exam, and the lyricist of Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing, "the black national anthem," was a student at Stanton High and served as principal from 1894 to 1902._Closed as a public school in 1971, the building now houses the private school, "Academy of Excellence."

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