Langston High School

Langston High School (HMVSH)

Location: Johnson City, TN 37601 Washington County
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N 36° 19.393', W 82° 21.159'

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This building housed Johnson City's first African-American public high school. Named for U.S. Congressman John Mercer Langston, an educator, lawyer, and the first African-American elected to public office in the United States (Ohio, 1856). Langston High Schol was established in 1893. "Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve." was the school's motto. In the spring of 1897, Langston graduated its first class. Due to court-ordered racial desegregation, its last class graduated in the spring of 1963. By the fall semester of the same year, Johnson City Schools were completely integrated.
Marker Number1A 110
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 378584 N 4020647
Decimal Degrees36.32321667, -82.35265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 19.393', W 82° 21.159'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 19' 23.58" N, 82° 21' 9.54" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 218-298 E Myrtle Ave, Johnson City TN 37601, US
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