Brick Mason School in Riverview

GI Sponsored Brick Mason School, 1949. Photo by Thomas McNeer, Jr.

The GI sponsored Brick Mason School was held in the American Legion building in Kingsport’s Riverview Community. The school offered day and night classes to returning black servicemen coming home from World War II. Instructors at the school included Mr. Stevens and “Pop” FIelds. Students in the image above include Joe Armstrong, Andy Watterson, Nelson Hoard, Cleveland Rutledge, Charles Lindsay, Jack Kincaid and Arthur Coclough.


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