Sharyn Mitchell, a Berea College archivist and former student at Middletown Consolidated School who organized Saturday's reunion, talks about the school's history and shows a bell that the school's only principal, her great-uncle Robert Henry Clay Mitchell Blythe, used to get students' attention.
Sharyn Mitchell, a Berea College archivist and former student at Middletown Consolidated School who organized Saturday's reunion, talks about the school's history and shows a bell that the school's only principal, her great-uncle Robert Henry Clay Mitchell Blythe, used to get students' attention. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
Sharyn Mitchell, a Berea College archivist and former student at Middletown Consolidated School who organized Saturday's reunion, talks about the school's history and shows a bell that the school's only principal, her great-uncle Robert Henry Clay Mitchell Blythe, used to get students' attention. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

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Alumni recall teachers, community at first reunion of historic black school in Madison County

July 02, 2016 6:32 PM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.