Ullman High School

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Ullman High School
Ullman School.jpg
Active 1937–1960s
School type Public
District Birmingham City Schools
Grades 9-12
Colors green & gold
Mascot Wolfpack
Location 1205 6th Avenue South, (map)

Samuel Ullman High School is a former Birmingham City Schools high school for African-American students from Southside and Titusville. It opened in 1937 in the former Ullman School building at 1205 6th Avenue South, facing 12th Street.

The school, which previously served white students, had been named for long-serving Birmingham Board of Education member Samuel Ullman. The high school was greatly enlarged with a new three-story classroom wing in 1957. The new wing obscured the original front facade of the school.

Notable faculty members at Ullman included Birmingham Civil Rights Institute founder Odessa Woolfolk and Reverend John Wesley Rice, father of Condoleezza Rice, who was the school's guidance counselor. Jazz musician Wilson Driver organized the first Ullman High School Band.

The school's athletic teams were known as the Wolfpack, and their colors were green and gold.

Ullman High School closed during racial integration in the 1960s. It was sold to the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1970, and has been known since then as the Ullman Building.


Notable alumni


  • Cruikshank, George M. (1920) History of Birmingham and Its Environs (2 vol.) Chicago: Lewis Publishing.
  • Spencer, Thomas (January 2, 2008) "UAB opens its first new academic building for undergrads in 25 years." The Birmingham News
  • Debro, Anita (May 27, 2016) "Preserving the memories of Ullman High." Weld for Birmingham

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