Booker T. Washington Comprehensive High School

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By kjfitz @ 2010-01-15 08:29:18
Booker T. Washington Comprehensive High School, named for the famous educator, opened in September 1924 under the auspices of the Atlanta Board of Education, with the late Charles Lincoln Harper as principal. As the first public high school for African-Americans in the state of Georgia and the Atlanta Public Schools, Washington High School serves as a beacon in history.

Notable alumni include:

- Martin Luther King, Jr.- civil rights leader
- Leroy Johnson- Georgia State Senator (First African/American to be elected to a political office in the southeast)
- Louis A. Sullivan-Former Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bush
- Jean Carne- Singer
- Lena Horne - Singer, Actress
- Julian "Nipsey" Russell - Actor, Comedian, Dancer
- Kenny Sagoes - -Actor
- Elmore Spencer III -Los Angeles Clippers
- Lawrence Smith -Baltimore Ravens
- Jabari Smith - Sacramento Kings
- Walter Stith - drafted by the Green Bay Packers, now with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League
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