"My teachers I had at Lincoln, we went to church together, they were from the neighborhood," says Essie Watson Thompson, left, sharing a laugh with Alice Battle, 83, a former English and French teacher at Lincoln High School. Alumni and teachers gathered for the 50th annual reunion of the segregated black high school's Class of 1966 on Aug. 6-7, 2016, in Chapel Hill.
"My teachers I had at Lincoln, we went to church together, they were from the neighborhood," says Essie Watson Thompson, left, sharing a laugh with Alice Battle, 83, a former English and French teacher at Lincoln High School. Alumni and teachers gathered for the 50th annual reunion of the segregated black high school's Class of 1966 on Aug. 6-7, 2016, in Chapel Hill. Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com
"My teachers I had at Lincoln, we went to church together, they were from the neighborhood," says Essie Watson Thompson, left, sharing a laugh with Alice Battle, 83, a former English and French teacher at Lincoln High School. Alumni and teachers gathered for the 50th annual reunion of the segregated black high school's Class of 1966 on Aug. 6-7, 2016, in Chapel Hill. Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com

Coming home: Chapel Hill’s Lincoln High School alumni celebrate half-century reunion

August 08, 2016 1:08 PM