The Trojans 4 Life Alumni is proud to announce the Trojan Wall are tentatively scheduled to be unveiled at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2022. This is the large outside wall facing Camile Street of the old Camile Street High School and current Eiland Middle School.
The Louisville Board of Education approved the use of this wall by the Trojans 4 Life Alumni on May 11, 2021. There will be a sign affixed on the wall with a picture of Principal L.C. Eiland, the Trojan mascot, and the phrase “I WAS HERE” between them. This project is being undertaken because of the loss and destruction of memorabilia from the Camile Street High School (formerly known Louisville Negro High School, Louisville Colored School, and Winston County Training School) during desegregation in the early ‘70s. Many former students were deeply hurt because of what happened to their trophies, class composites, certificates, and even transcripts. Hopefully, this will be a way to make some amends to them. As in the Indian Proverb: The wind blows the tall grass every which way. It is easily moved by the wind, like a people with no history. They can be swayed to believe anything they are told and have nothing to fall back on for support. But if a people have a history, then they are like the mighty Oak whose foundation is strong and firm and is not easily swayed by false rumors.
The event will begin with a tour of the Eiland Middle School on July 30, 2022, beginning from Principal Derek Hopkins’ office at 4 p.m. There will be a short program with greetings from former teachers. Attendees will gather outside afterward to see the wall unveiled with over 1,300 names.
For additional information, contact Connie Hathorn 330-338-4301; Doris Triplett Jernigan 662-312-8004; Janice Eichelberger Hopkins 662-705-2019; or Jean Nicholson Harper 662-736-0079 or go to Louisville Trojans 4 Life Facebook page.