Booker T. Washington High School

Booker T. Washington High School (HM23TT)

Location: Tulsa, OK 74120 Tulsa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 9.833', W 95° 59.311'

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Tulsa, OK

—1913 - 1950 —

Constructed on this site in 1913, Booker T. Washington High School served as the separate school for Black students in Tulsa.
The first building was a four-room wooden frame structure. A sixteen-room brick facility with a basement replaced the original building during the winter of 1919.
BTW High School was one of the few structures to survive the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. The American Red Cross administered disaster relief from the school, which served as a safe haven for the victims of the riot.
Under the leadership of Principal Ellis Walker Woods (1913-1948), the school flourished. BTW High School has produced a significant number of scholars and citizens, who have made contributions to the state, the nation and the world. The North Central Association accredited the school in 1925-1926.
BTW High School moved to its current location, 1631 East Woodrow Place, in enlightenment and advancement continues on this historic site, now OSU-Tulsa.
[Photos of the evolution of Booker T. Washington High School]
HM NumberHM23TT
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByOklahoma Historical Society and Booker T. Washington High School Alumni
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees36.16388333, -95.98851667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 9.833', W 95° 59.311'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 9' 49.98" N, 95° 59' 18.66" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)918
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near E John Hope Franklin Blvd, Tulsa OK 74120, US
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