Central Colored High School

Shreveport, Louisiana

Writer Gwendolyn Parris Swinton, now of Dallas, Texas, has written a history of Shreveport, Louisiana's, Central Colored High School. It was once the only high school for Shreveport's black population. The book details the school's history from 1917 until its demise in 1949. In 1950, the students at Central transferred to the newly opened Booker T. Washington High School, an early history of which is also in the book.

The former Central Colored High School is still physically in existence at 1627 Weinstock Street, Shreveport, as the Central Elementary Accelerated School.

The book includes a listing of graduates from 1919 to 1937, as well as other information on graduates.

A limited number of copies are available at $80 apiece.
For information on how to order copies, contact:

Black Images Book Bazaar
230 Wynnewood Village
Dallas, Texas 75224
(214) 943-0142 or (800) 272-5027


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