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 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.

Copyright © 2020 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.