Despite Segregation, Black High Schools Did Big Things

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  • Despite Segregation, Black High Schools Did Big Things
  • A Star Performer in the Nation’s Capital
  • In St. Louis, a Renowned High School
  • In Segregated Atlanta, a Diamond of Black Education
  • A Pittsburgh School Known for Athletes and Musicians
  • Segregation in Oklahoma Leads to Stellar School
  • In Memphis, A high School that Produced Notable Graduates
  • A Florida School Strong in Sports
  • The One-Time Largest High School for Negroes in the World

Despite Segregation, Black High Schools Did Big Things

Before public schools were integrated, there were all-Black high schools in major American cities that were known for academic excellence and turning out stellar graduates. As we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, take a look at these eight schools that were shining lights in their communities. – Jonathan P. Hicks (@HicksJonathan (Photo: PhotoQuest/Getty Images)

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