W. C. Handy School was built on the property that originally belonged to W. C. Handy's family. William Christopher Handy came to the dedication of the school in 1952 and visited several other times.

Handy School served West Florence as an elementary school until 1972.

It then became a family service center and Head Start center for the area.


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