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The '''A. H. Parker statue''' is a life-size sculpture of former [[A. H. Parker High School|Industrial High School]] principal [[A. H. Parker|Arthur Harold Parker]], unveiled in front of the school which now bears his name on Sunday, [[August 18]], [[2013]].
 
The '''A. H. Parker statue''' is a life-size sculpture of former [[A. H. Parker High School|Industrial High School]] principal [[A. H. Parker|Arthur Harold Parker]], unveiled in front of the school which now bears his name on Sunday, [[August 18]], [[2013]].
  
The statue was commissioned by the [[Parker High School United Alumni Association]] for display in the lobby of the renovated school, but was ultimately placed on a pedestal on the front lawn of the building, surrounded by a wrought iron fence to protect it from vandalism. In [[2015]] new [[Birmingham City Schools]] superintendent [[Kelley Castlin-Gacutan]] directed the fence, which gave the appearance of a cage, to be removed.
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The statue was sculpted by Brian R. Owens who was commissioned by the [[Parker High School United Alumni Association]] for display in the lobby of the renovated school, but was ultimately placed on a pedestal on the front lawn of the building, surrounded by a wrought iron fence to protect it from vandalism. In [[2015]] new [[Birmingham City Schools]] superintendent [[Kelley Castlin-Gacutan]] directed the fence, which gave the appearance of a cage, to be removed.
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The statue carries a bronze clipboard that contains an excerpt from a speech given by Arthur H. Parker to the Alabama State Teachers Association in Mobile, Alabama in 1906 shortly after being elected as its President.
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"Real teaching is from the soul not from the mouth, and what the teacher is, develops and grows in his pupils. The boys and girls of today must draw in deep and holy inspirations and form noble and lofty ideals. The profession of teaching needs the best product that the race produces. It needs men and women who are morally, mentally and physically strong and sound."
  
 
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Revision as of 11:06, 6 May 2018

The A. H. Parker statue is a life-size sculpture of former Industrial High School principal Arthur Harold Parker, unveiled in front of the school which now bears his name on Sunday, August 18, 2013.

The statue was sculpted by Brian R. Owens who was commissioned by the Parker High School United Alumni Association for display in the lobby of the renovated school, but was ultimately placed on a pedestal on the front lawn of the building, surrounded by a wrought iron fence to protect it from vandalism. In 2015 new Birmingham City Schools superintendent Kelley Castlin-Gacutan directed the fence, which gave the appearance of a cage, to be removed.

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The statue carries a bronze clipboard that contains an excerpt from a speech given by Arthur H. Parker to the Alabama State Teachers Association in Mobile, Alabama in 1906 shortly after being elected as its President.

"Real teaching is from the soul not from the mouth, and what the teacher is, develops and grows in his pupils. The boys and girls of today must draw in deep and holy inspirations and form noble and lofty ideals. The profession of teaching needs the best product that the race produces. It needs men and women who are morally, mentally and physically strong and sound."

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