Why Should You Become a Member?
PRESERVING OUR BLACK HISTORY IN CHARLES COUNTY
The only remaining Historically Black High School building in Charles County is Bel Alton High School. And we can thank the founders of the Bel Alton High School Alumni Association (pictured below) for that. Members of the Association that was founded in 1993, stopped the planned demolition of the historic school, restored the building, and ran a community center at the site. Charles County built the school in 1938 for children and closed it in 1966 after schools were integrated.
The cultural history of Bel Alton includes the school building, the lives of its students, teachers, and staff. Also, the schools cultural history includes the Black community of Charles County that it served during the segregated Jim Crow era. We refuse to let this history fade away.
YOU CAN HELP PRESERVE THE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BEL ALTON HIGH SCHOOL BY BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION
If you attended or worked at Bel Alton Senior/Junior High School or Bel Alton Elementary School prior to 1966, you and your spouse and relatives are eligible to apply for a regular membership in the Association. We also welcome other individuals, businesses, and community organizations, who support our mission, to join as associate members. The membership application is attached.