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SWGTC displays banner in honor of Black History Month

An instructor at SWGTC created this mural from a 1948 photograph from Thomasville's first public school for African Americans An instructor at SWGTC created this mural from a 1948 photograph from Thomasville's first public school for African Americans
It will be on display in honor of Black History Month It will be on display in honor of Black History Month
Jay Snodgrass created the mural Jay Snodgrass created the mural
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -  A banner depicting a special moment in Black History is now on display at Southwest Georgia Technical College.

An instructor created it last year as a part of the Thomasville Center for the Art's "Flaunt" exhibit.

It was inspired by a 1948 photograph of the first majorettes at Thomasville's Douglass High School, the city's first public school for African Americans. 

Jay Snodgrass, the artist behind the mural, said, “That was basically the theme.  Something from that period in Thomasville's past.  To try to bring that back to consciousness and to showcase that for the community.”

The banner will hang in the front entrance of the school in honor of Black History Month. 

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