Retired: Celebration marks end of Barber’s 53-year career

Jun 12, 2019 at 07:00 am by Arthur-RB

Longtime secretary Eleanor Barber received a farewell celebration worthy of royalty over the weekend courtesy of the school system and her family.   

Hosted by Reverend William J. Barber II, Eleanor was treated with the reverence befitting a queen as a number of prominent political figures and others paid tribute to her 53 years of service to the school system. 

More than just a farewell tribute, the program was interwoven with African American history and the strides made by civil rights activists over the years. The program opened with a live band and African inspired dancers and performers escorting both Barbers into Washington County High School’s gym.

After the performances ended, Reverend Barber took to the stage and paid tribute to his mother’s legacy. The reverend told the audience about his mother’s life work firsthand as one of her children and also as a member of the school system where she resisted the pressures of unjust treatment...

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