Houston's first black high school gets historical marker

The Texas Historical Commission unveiled a historical marker at Booker T. Washington High School in northwest Houston in May 2011. Booker T. Washington High opened in 1893 during segregation. For 33 years, it was the only Houston high school open to black children.

November 12, 2011 5:01:54 PM PST
Houston's first black high school is being recognized for its historical significance.

The Texas Historical Commission unveiled a historical marker at Booker T. Washington High School in northwest Houston on Saturday.

Local lawmakers and alumni from as far back as the 1960s came out to celebrate the occasion.

Booker T. Washington High opened in 1893 during segregation. For 33 years, it was the only Houston high school open to black children.