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By Jerry Armor,Wayne Flynt

whilst reformer Elizabeth Johnston walked one of the convicts in an Alabama legal mining camp, she used to be surprised to determine teenage boys operating along hardened criminals. She vowed to take away childrens from such wretched stipulations by way of developing a house for wayward boys. With the help of girls around the kingdom, she persuaded the legislature to set up the Alabama Boys' commercial college in 1900. After a number of tricky years, Johnston and her all-female board employed a tender Tennessee couple, David and Katherine Weakley, as superintendent and matron. United of their Christian religion, their love for the men, and a few easy rules on how the lads can be molded into males, Johnston and the Weakleys worked jointly for many years to make the varsity one of many nation's ideal associations of its style. a house for Wayward Boys is the inspiring tale of the college, its leaders, and the men who lived there.

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