Tuesday, June 10, 2008


In 1892 Dallas established its first high school for African American pupils. The school was moved in 1922 and renamed Booker T. Washington High School after the African American education pioneer Booker T. Washington. In 1976 the school was repurposed as the Arts Magnet at Booker T. Washington High School.
On Saturday June 7th 2008 Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts celebrated its return to the Dallas Arts District with a concert and dinner.

The new building was designed by critically acclaimed architects Allied Works Architects and project architect Booziotis & Company. It is an incredible building, the dark grey coloured bricks look great and the use of light throughout the building is very well done. Its a great addition to the area and within walking distance to the DMA, Nasher and The Goss-Michael Foundation.

With a 99% graduation rate this school is know throughout the world for turning out very talented students. The Goss-Michael Foundation work very closely with faculty members and the advisory board and for the last two years have provided scholarships for Booker T. students for visual and music.
Around 7:00pm the alumni concert started, it was really hot but everyone trooped on.

David Ninh and Guillermo Perez were lurking around, we just had to include these handsome young chaps.

Norah Jones played afew songs, Erykah Ba-Didn't perform as she hurt her knee (seriously).

Todd Events did the party.

The menu consisted of hot dogs, mac-n-cheese and chicken pot pies !!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like youre blog it is very informative and i like the pictures on there. Well done, keep it going.
The Goss Michael Foundation is so generous offering scholarships to the kids, well done!