By Jerry Armor,Wayne Flynt

ISBN-10: 1603063455

ISBN-13: 9781603063456

while reformer Elizabeth Johnston walked one of the convicts in an Alabama felony mining camp, she used to be shocked to work out teenage boys operating along hardened criminals. She vowed to take away young children from such wretched stipulations by way of constructing a house for wayward boys. With the help of girls around the country, she persuaded the legislature to set up the Alabama Boys' business tuition in 1900. After numerous 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 simple rules on how the lads will be molded into males, Johnston and the Weakleys worked jointly for many years to make the varsity one of many nation's ideal associations of its type. a house for Wayward Boys is the inspiring tale of the varsity, its leaders, and the men who lived there.

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