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

In St. Louis, a Renowned High School

Charles H. Sumner High School was the first school for African-American students west of the Mississippi River. The school excelled in sports and academics. The school’s alumni includes Arthur Ashe, Chuck Berry, Grace Bumbry and Tina Turner. (Photo: wiki commons)

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