Despite Segregation, Black High Schools Did Big Things

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  • 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
  • A Star Performer in the Nation’s Capital

A Pittsburgh School Known for Athletes and Musicians

Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh is a public school that turned out such prominent African-American graduates as musicians Billy Strayhorn, Erroll Garner and Ahmad Jamal as well as athletes Maurice Stokes and Chuck Cooper. (Photo: Charles 'Teenie' Harris/Carnegie Museum of Art/Getty Images)

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