Ballard-Hudson High School
Ballard-Hudson High School was a high school in Macon, Georgia, United States.
Several buildings have existed on the site. Ballard-Hudson Senior High School was built in 1949 as the only high school in Macon for African Americans in grades nine through twelve. The school represents the merger of two schools: Ballard High School, a private school with roots in Lewis High School, established in 1868 by the American Missionary Association, and Hudson High School, a public industrial high school. In 1970, the same year a federal court required the integration of all public schools in Georgia, Ballard-Hudson Senior High School was reorganized and renamed as Ballard Hudson Junior High "B" and along with the newer Ballard Hudson "A" Junior High further west on Anthony Road, became the feeder schools of the consolidated Southwest Senior High School (formally Willingham Boys and McEvoy Girls High Schools). The 1949 campus was demolished and replaced on the same site with Southeast High School.
- Blue Moon Odom, former professional baseball player (Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox)
- Otis Redding, musician
- Little Richard, musician
- Elmore Smith, retired professional basketball player (Buffalo, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaulkee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers)
- Herold, Kendall (October 4, 2009). "Ballard Hudson Middle School: A 'Historic' Dedication". News Central. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
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- Ballard-Hudson Senior High School historical marker
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