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By Jerry Armor,Wayne Flynt

ISBN-10: 1603063455

ISBN-13: 9781603063456

while reformer Elizabeth Johnston walked one of the convicts in an Alabama felony mining camp, she used to be surprised to work out teenage boys operating along hardened criminals. She vowed to take away little ones from such wretched stipulations via setting up a house for wayward boys. With the aid of ladies around the nation, she persuaded the legislature to set up the Alabama Boys' commercial university in 1900. After a number of 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 uncomplicated ideas on how the lads may be molded into males, Johnston and the Weakleys worked jointly for many years to make the college one of many nation's prime associations of its type. a house for Wayward Boys is the inspiring tale of the varsity, its leaders, and the lads who lived there.

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