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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 shocked to determine teenage boys operating along hardened criminals. She vowed to take away teenagers from such wretched stipulations by way of setting up a house for wayward boys. With the help of ladies around the country, she persuaded the legislature to set up the Alabama Boys' commercial college in 1900. After numerous tough 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 lads, and a few easy ideas on how the men could be molded into males, Johnston and the Weakleys worked jointly for many years to make the college one of many nation's most advantageous associations of its type. a house for Wayward Boys is the inspiring tale of the varsity, its leaders, and the men who lived there.

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