The Lincoln School in 1872. (Credit: Samford University Special Collections)
A colored postcard of the then three-story Marion Female Seminary (founded 1836), late 19th or early 20th Centuries. (Credit: Perry County Historical and Preservation Society)
Another postcard view of the three-story Marion Female Seminary. (Credit: Perry County Historical and Preservation Society)
A great image of students at the Marion Female Seminary, c. late 19th Century. Note the bearded gentleman (Headmaster?) in the center of the group, and the little boys in the very front. (Credit: Perry County Historical and Preservation Society)
Nicola Marschall, a Prussian-born art, music, and languages teacher at the Marion Female Seminary, is credited with designing the first official Confederate flag and the first Confederate uniform. (Credit: Alabama Department of Archives and History)
A colored postcard of The Chapel at Marion Institute, c. early 20th Century.
March 1, 1965, Marion, Alabama: Walking behind the hearse carrying the casket of Jimmie Lee Jackson are four noted Civil Rights leaders. Left to Right: John Lewis (who lead the march with Hosea Williams in Selma on “Bloody Sunday”); Dr. Ralph Abernathy, Dr. King’s most trusted lieutenant; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Andrew Young, another of King’s lieutenants. Dr. King and Andrew Young both married Marion women – King married Coretta Scott, and Young married Jean Childs. (Credit: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18574158/)