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By Jerry Armor,Wayne Flynt

whilst reformer Elizabeth Johnston walked one of the convicts in an Alabama criminal mining camp, she used to be surprised to determine teenage boys operating along hardened criminals. She vowed to take away young ones from such wretched stipulations via developing a house for wayward boys. With the aid of girls around the nation, she persuaded the legislature to set up the Alabama Boys' commercial institution 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 men, and a few easy rules 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 foremost 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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