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Armstrong High School
Principal - Wilson Bruce Evans
Woman Principal - Miss Mary Powell Burrell

1907-1908 Alma ^[[after]] spending one year at M Street High School, then under the principalship of William Teeumish Sherman Jackson, transferred to Armstrong High School under the principalship of ^[[1908-1911 woman prin]] Bruce Evans. [[strikethrough]] The curriculum at [[/strikethrough]] Armstrong [[strikethrough]] which  was [[/strikethrough]] an industrial, vocational school, attracted Alma. [[strikethrough]] in every way. The courses mathematical courses  [[/strikethrough]] She [[strikethrough]] was very [[/strikethrough]] 
The course which intrigued ^[[her]] more than another, were ^[[the mathematical courses]] Trigonometry, architecture, [[strikethrough]] mechanical geometry and [[/strikethrough]] the  art courses & sciences The mathematical courses were taught by Dr. Mattingly, and the architectural courses were taught by Mr. Vaughn.

After graduation from Armstrong ^[[High School]] she entered [[strikethrough]] Miner [[/strikethrough]] Normal School ^[[#2]] [[strikethrough]] A two [[/strikethrough]] where she enrolled in the kindergarten department under the directorship of Miss Elizabeth Hunter.

Graduated in 1913. It was here that her talent for sculpture appeared.

Howard Univ.

First Art Graduate from Howard Univ. under [[strikethrough]] Mr the [[/strikethrough]] James V. Herring. 19 ?

"Mr Aden, helped with program of the School Arts League Project, which  was organized at the beginning of the school year 1936-37, under Miss Alma W. Thomas, to foster keener appreciation of Art among Negro children of Washington, D.C. Lectures for this purpose [[strikethrough]] have been [[/strikethrough]] were given by Mr. Aden in the Howard University Gallery of Art. The series has been planned with emphasis upon the art of the American Negro."

From the Negro History Bulletin, [[strikethrough]] G [[/strikethrough]] April, 1939, p. 64
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