The Dasher School, Valdosta, GA

Dasher High School is a historic school in Valdosta, Georgia, that served African Americans as an educational hub.
Inscribed 1929 in its cornerstone, the school was a high school for African Americans. James L. Lomax, a leader in African American education in Valdosta, served as the school’s principal until his retirement in 1967.

His adopted son Louis L. Lomax, the first African American broadcast journalist, attended Dasher High School. He was a civil rights activist and died in a car accident in 1970. Dasher High School stands as a symbol of the struggle for an African American public school system and is an important landmark.