Booker T. Washington High School
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Booker T. Washington High School was the first black public high school in Atlanta. It was built in 1924 and named in honor of one of the early 20th century African American leaders, Booker T. Washington, the founder the Tuskegee Institute, a historically black college (it is now Tuskegee University). Since its inception, the high school has been an important cultural institution in Atlanta and produced many future leaders in the African American community.
Backstory and Context
Thomas Jr., Kenneth. "Booker T. Washington High School." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/9814b816-e5bd-4513-8b58-415d397c5297.
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