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

A Star Performer in the Nation’s Capital

Established in 1870, Dunbar High School was America's first public high school for Black students. Since its inception, the school graduated many well-known figures of the 20th century, including Charles Drew, Robert Weaver and Benjamin O. Davis. Its illustrious faculty included Mary Church Terrell and Carter G. Woodson. (Photo: NDAA Historical Collection/NSS /Landov)

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