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Tuskegee University, founded in 1881 as a school to train African American teachers, rose to national prominence under the leadership of its first teacher, Dr. Booker T. Washington. Shown here is a 1902 co-educational history class.Tuskegee University, founded in 1881 as a school to train African American teachers, rose to national prominence under the leadership of its first teacher, Dr. Booker T. Washington. Shown here is a 1902 co-educational history class. Source: Library of Congress
Many schools successfully integrated early in the Civil Rights struggle. Barnard Elementary School in Washington, D.C., as shown in this 1955 photograph, has been an integrated facility for more than a half century.Many schools successfully integrated early in the Civil Rights struggle. Barnard Elementary School in Washington, D.C., as shown in this 1955 photograph, has been an integrated facility for more than a half century. Source: Library of Congress
Howard University biology class. Chartered by Congress in 1867, Howard University, in Washington, D.C., always has provided outstanding higher education to men and women of all races, with an emphasis on serving the Black community. Shown here is a 1900 laboratory class in bacteriology.Howard University biology class. Chartered by Congress in 1867, Howard University, in Washington, D.C., always has provided outstanding higher education to men and women of all races, with an emphasis on serving the Black community. Shown here is a 1900 laboratory class in bacteriology. Source: Library of Congress From Howard University’s graduating class of 1900, shown here, the school has expanded to its current enrollment of more than 7,000 undergraduates and almost 4,000 graduate students enrolled in medicine, law, dentistry, divinity and other professions.From Howard University’s graduating class of 1900, shown here, the school has expanded to its current enrollment of more than 7,000 undergraduates and almost 4,000 graduate students enrolled in medicine, law, dentistry, divinity and other professions. Source: Library of Congress
Washington, D.C., firehouse workers. Education was a priority when much of Washington D.C., was still segregated. Shown here, in a photograph by famed Black photographer Gordon Parks, are new firefighters at Firehouse Station Number Four in 1943 getting a lesson in water pressure.Washington, D.C., firehouse workers. Education was a priority when much of Washington D.C., was still segregated. Shown here, in a photograph by famed Black photographer Gordon Parks, are new firefighters at Firehouse Station Number Four in 1943 getting a lesson in water pressure. Source: Library of Congress
 
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