Tag: central high school

Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

| April 27, 2016

SHILOH, Ohio—Fort Wayne lost one of it’s most famous native son’s recently. Beauford T. Williams, 82, known professionally as “Eddie Blue” made his transition April 22 in Mansfield Ohio. Born June 3, 1933 to Beauford and Josephine Williams in Fort Wayne, Ind., Beauford T. Williams was a member of the Central High School class of […]

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Soulful sounds of classic Central High musicians still ear pleasing

Soulful sounds of classic Central High musicians still ear pleasing

| April 19, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated It’s ON again. The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2016 jumps off on April 23 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a banquet dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the […]

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’71 Central ‘Cubs’ made historic run to city basketball title

’71 Central ‘Cubs’ made historic run to city basketball title

| April 5, 2016

Photo and information courtesy of Lawrence “Larry” Kennedy and Bill Russell FORT WAYNE—It was 45 years ago that an intrepid young athletes made history and contributed to the celebrated history of one of the Summit City’s most time-honored schools. While city—and state—basketball aficionados long had been used to Fort Wayne’s Central High School being a […]

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Local women history makers: Stith, Ruffolo named Tapestry 2016 Dedication Award Recipients

Local women history makers: Stith, Ruffolo named Tapestry 2016 Dedication Award Recipients

| March 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Community activist and teacher Hana Stith is the 2016 Dedication Award honoree along with Linda Ruffolo, beloved member of the IPFW community who is being honored posthumously at Tapestry: A Day for You, sponsored by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Parkview Health. This year’s Tapestry is scheduled to take place April 29 and […]

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Pardon us! A case of mistaken identification

Pardon us! A case of mistaken identification

| February 26, 2016

Hello, my name is William Bryant Rozier. I am co-producing the 2016 Central High All-Year Blowout reunion event. A couple weeks back in an issue of Frost, I submitted a story about Central High Graduate, Albert “Butch” Smith. I incorrectly identified Mr. Smith as Albert Thomas. I wish to apologize to Albert Smith, his family […]

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In his own words: Albert ‘Butch’ Thomas, Central Class of 1964

In his own words: Albert ‘Butch’ Thomas, Central Class of 1964

| February 16, 2016

 It’s ON again. The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2016 jumps off on April 23 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a banquet dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the African / African American Historical Society Museum (AAAHSM) at […]

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Johnny Bright: Feats/Feet of Strength—Part 1

Johnny Bright: Feats/Feet of Strength—Part 1

| February 11, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated Copyright © 2016 William Bryant Rozier All rights reserved It’s ON again. The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2016 jumps off on April 23 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a banquet dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. […]

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Scholarships offered for descendents of Central High grads

Scholarships offered for descendents of Central High grads

| January 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Central High School (FWCHS) Alumni Association is offering scholarships to descendants of the school’s graduates. The Alumni Association is offering: •  $500 educational scholarships for students of first or 2nd year of college within the U.S. •  One $1,000 scholarship to a current college junior/education major within the U.S. Home Schooled […]

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Spotlight on Tom Knox, a living legend

Spotlight on Tom Knox, a living legend

| June 18, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out:  It’s not everyday that numerous Frost Illustrated readers contact me in regard to shining the spotlight on one of our towns living legends. Just listening to the stories of the joy that he brought them also brought me some joy, beauty, happiness and some of peace […]

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Questions & answers about the Central High School Festival All-Year Blowout 2015

Questions & answers about the Central High School Festival All-Year Blowout 2015

| April 21, 2015

Compiled by Dr. John Aden of the African/African American Historical Society Museum Why Celebrate Central High School’s Legacy? Fort Wayne’s Central High School (1922-1971) boasts one of the city’s powerful historical narratives. In Fort Wayne’s past, this high school wielded considerable influence in terms of academic excellence, athletic dominance and the desegregation of secondary education […]

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