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RSVPast | JuLY 2018

 

ca. 1988: Manassas High School 20th reunion

In June 1988 the Manassas Class of 1968 celebrated their 20th reunion at the Ramada Inn on Mt. Moriah Road. 62 classmates met that summer to reconnect and remember an historic time. On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Curfew hours were imposed as the city was experiencing grief, protest, and unrest.  Many of the graduation activities, including prom, were canceled that year. In support of the Memphis sanitation workers' "I Am a Man" movement, students participated in rallies and marches. More than 300 students graduated in the Manassas High 1968 Class. Alumni reunites each 10th year anniversary to celebrate. On April 6-8, 2018, 90 alumni gathered at the University of Memphis Fogelman Center for their 50th reunion celebration and to commemorate MLK 50. Activities included a reception, alumni brunch, Mississippi River boat ride, and a church worship service. These Manassas Tigers pictured here in 1988 are looking forward to their next reunion and are still vowing to "Never let Manassas fall!"

Photo submitted by The Publicity Committee, Manassas High School Class of 1968: Alma Binion-Williams, Gloria Cleaves-Harrington and Gwenda Coleman-Porter. 


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