Despite Segregation, Black High Schools Did Big Things

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  • 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
  • In St. Louis, a Renowned High School

Segregation in Oklahoma Leads to Stellar School

Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was founded in 1913 after statehood brought about segregated schools for African-American children. It became highly acclaimed for athletics and academics. Its graduates include John Hope Franklin and the NBA’s Wayman Tisdale and Ryan Humphrey.  (Photo: Jim Bounds/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT /Landov)

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