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Home economics class for boys, 1949

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With their instructor, Mattie Ballew, six of the 12 boys enrolled in a home economics class at Douglass school prepare food for a father-son banquet that was held on a Friday night in May 1949. The Home-ec class for boys, started in January as an experiment, had become so popular it was added to the regular curriculum, and included planning and preparing meals, household management and family relationships. Shown in the photo (left to right) are Demosthenes Hunn, Augustus Mack Jr., Rupert Seals, Miss Ballew, Walker Green, Jesse Yates and Murray Cruse. Photo appeared in the Sunday Lexington Herald-Leader May 8, 1949.

With their instructor, Mattie Ballew, six of the 12 boys enrolled in a home economics class at Douglass school prepared food for a father-son banquet that was held on a Friday night in May 1949. The home-ec class for boys, started in January as an experiment, had become so popular it was added to the regular curriculum. It included planning and preparing meals, household management and family relationships. From left, Demosthenes Hunn, Augustus Mack Jr., Rupert Seals, Miss Ballew, Walker Green, Jesse Yates and Murray Cruse. Published in the Sunday Lexington Herald-Leader on May 8, 1949.

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