Late in 1919, Grover Rogers returned to the cotton farms of Albertville, Alabama, after service in the “Great War.” Rogers had received his discharge six months earlier, and had worked his way slowly from Florida, through Georgia, and finally home to Alabama. Rocking on the front porch of his family’s sharecropping shack, Grover told an avid audience of family and neighbors about his travels. Along with tales of battle and Europe, he spoke of a hamlet called Plant City, Florida.
Andrews, Stephen D.
""Brasshats" and "Baby Fingers": The Battle Over Rural Education,"
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