We know through research at other African-American high schools that most of the schools competed in athletics. We
know that Brookport Lincoln competed in sports with other schools. Basketball, baseball, and softball
were among the sports offered to the boys of Lincoln High School. Lincoln High School's team nickname, uniform colors,
coach's names, team records, and fight song are all items we are searching for.
As researched by Derrick Martin, through family members who attended Lincoln, it was determined that
Lincoln did not have a gymnasium of their own. Games were played at the Brookport High School gym or the high school
gym across the river in Paducah, Kentucky.
It is probable that Lincoln High was a well-rounded school. Band, chorus, clubs, and other extra-curricular activities
were probably offered to the students of the school.
Memories and Information
From Michael Melone:
"I manage a business in Brookport and wanted to let you know that the warehouse in which I work was built in the
early 50's, and the steel roof gerters were removed and salvaged from the old high school gymnasium that was torn down around
that time. I am not sure, but the gerters may have been those of the brookport lincoln high school gym."
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