For many years, Booker T. Washington School offered instruction only through grade seven, so students traveled to Galveston to complete their education. A brick schoolhouse constructed here in 1946-47 housed grades one through ten. In 1953, a high school building was added to the campus, and African American students could at last complete their high school education in Texas City. Extracurricular activities, including athletic and music programs, were important parts of student life.
With the full integration of Texas City public schools in 1969, Booker T. Washington closed. It remains, however, a significant part of Texas City's 20th-century social and educational history. The campus has continued in use for a variety of community purposes, including facilities for The College of the Mainland in its initial years (1967-71), for Project Head Start (1974-89) and for the Calvin Vincent Learning Center (1996).
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 315137 N 3251817|
|Decimal Degrees||29.38200000, -94.90483333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 22.92', W 94° 54.29'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 22' 55.20" N, 94° 54' 17.40" W|
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|Area Code(s)||409, 281|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 701-799 2nd Ave S, Texas City TX 77590, US|
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