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Booker T. Washington 50th Anniversary Celebration Scheduled

East Wichita Falls residents with help from Washington Jackson PTA members are preparing to mark a milestone this weekend with one of its schools.
East Wichita Falls residents with help from Washington Jackson PTA members are preparing to mark a milestone this weekend with one of its schools.

An historical monument now sits where Booker T. Washington High School once stood in Wichita Falls.

The school was built in 1886 but African American students attended from 1922 to 1963.

And Saturday at 9 a.m. the community will mark the school's 50th anniversary with a parade.

It will start at the police and fire training center and end at Washington Jackson Elementary, where coordinators say a brief program will take place followed by a carnival.

Coordinators say Mrs. Josie Roberts, the school's oldest graduate, is expected to attend.
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