Tag: Black Military Academy

Tag: Black Military Academy

‘Gems’ Along the James: The St. Emma Military Academy Campus

By William “Duke” Smither Growing up in Kentucky, on the cusp of legalized segregation and school desegregation, I became familiar with all kinds of gemstones one could find along the creeks and riverbanks, especially the sand bars, shallow river bends, and water channels which swished and swirled, like speckled water-serpents, and striped ribbon-snakes. Not diamonds