Darden faculty.

The faculty of C.H. Darden High School, 1937-38:

Bottom row: Spencer J. Satchell, Juanita Pope Morrisey, Cora Miller Washington Artis, Naomi Freeman, Flora Clark Bethel, Marian Howard Miller, Margaret Edwards, Edward M. Barnes, John M. Miller Jr.

Middle row: Margaret Harris, Jane Amos Boyd, Annie Parker Dupree, Helen Delzelle Beckwith Whitted, Rosa Lee Kittrell Williams, A.A. Morrisey.

Top row: Marie Davis, Estelle Lane Shade, Ethel Alexander, Mamie Whitehead.

Photo courtesy of Freeman Round House and African American Museum.

Darden teachers, 1949.

From its 1949 yearbook, the faculty of Charles H. Darden High School (which housed grades six through twelve):

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  • Ethel D. Alexander — Ethel DeBrew Alexander, native of Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
  • B.T. Barnes — Beatrice Taylor Barnes (1912-1995), Wilson native, daughter of Russell B. and Viola Gaither Taylor.
  • O.W. Barnes — Odelle Whitehead Barnes (1912-2011), Wilson native, daughter of John H. and Victoria Ennis Whitehead. She married Edward Morrison Barnes (1905-2002), son of Lemon and Elizabeth Smith Barnes, and principal of Darden High School from 1932-1969.
  • F.C. Bethel — Flora Clark Bethel (1898-1985), Wilson native, daughter of John H. and Ida Ross Clark.
  • C.E. Branford — Charles E. Branford (1923-2008), born in Baltimore, graduated Darden ’41.
  • E.R. Bryant — Erdman Ray Bryant (1923-1978), native of Jones County, North Carolina.
  • B.E. Cartwright
  • C.R. Cooke — Clara R. Godette Cooke, native of New Bern, North Carolina.

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  • Z.C. Daniels — Zelma C. Daniels.
  • John E. Dixon — John Ezra Dixon (1909-2004), native of Bladen County, North Carolina. Later served as principal of Adams and Samuel H. Vick Elementary Schools.
  • Annie M. Dupree
  • D.H. Ellis — Dorothy H. Ellis.
  • James C. Ellis — James Charles Ellis (1919-1991).
  • Julius Freeman — Julius Franklin Freeman Jr. (1888-1960), Wilson native, son of Julius F. and Eliza Daniels Freeman.
  • Doris G. Gaston — Doris Gwendolyn Gaston (1924-2007), Elm City native, daughter of Dewey and Mary Howard Gaston. Married South Carolina-native Julian B. Rosemond, who established a dental practice in Wilson in the 1950s.
  • J.B. Harris — Johnie Bynum Harris (1917-1980), native of McDowell County, North Carolina.

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  • O.W. Harris — Oswald William Harris (1914-2001), native of Warrenton, North Carolina.
  • C.W. Hines — Carl Wendell Hines (1914-1995), Wilson native, son of Walter S. and Sarah Dortch Hines. Later served as principal of Adams and Boisey O. Barnes Elementary Schools.
  • Louise M. Jenkins — Louise McNeill Jenkins (1922-1988), native of Laurinburg, North Carolina.
  • Alice H. Jones — Alice H. Albright Jones (1892-1957), native of Lexington, North Carolina.
  • F.W. Jones — Frissell Wagner Jones (1917-2006), native of Gressit, Virginia. Went on to teach at Saint Augustine’s College and North Carolina A&T State University.
  • Marian H. Miller — Marian Howard Miller (1916-2003), native of Virginia.
  • Mabel A. Morgan
  • S.J. Satchell — Spencer Jordan Satchell (1910-1992), native of Hampton, Virginia.

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  • I.D. Taylor — Inez Dickerson Taylor Bell (1927), Wilson native, Darden ’44, daughter of Fred and Almeta Edmundson Dickerson.
  • Cora M. Washington — Cora Miller Washington (1909-??), Wilson native, daughter of George H. and Cora Miller Washington.
  • M.E. Whitehead — Mamie E. Whitehead.
  • H.D. Whitted — Helen Delzelle Beckwith Whitted (1888-1976) married Walter C. Whitted. She was one of the teachers who staffed the Colored Graded Shool after teachers and parents staged a boycott.
  • Rosa Lee Williams — Rosa Lee Kittrell Williams (1905-??), Wilson native, daughter of William H. and Mary Williamson Kittrell, married to Malcolm D. Williams (1909-??), principal of Sallie Barbour School, Samuel Vick Elementary, and superintendent of Wilson Negro Schools.