Despite Segregation, Black High Schools Did Big Things

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  • 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
  • A Star Performer in the Nation’s Capital
  • In St. Louis, a Renowned High School
  • In Segregated Atlanta, a Diamond of Black Education

A Florida School Strong in Sports

When George Washington Carver first opened in 1899, it was for Black students residing in Dade County, Florida. The school developed a strong reputation for sports. After the schools were integrated, it became a junior high school.

(Photo: Courtesy George Washington Carver Middle School)

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