Friday, May 9 at 6:00 & Saturday, May 10 at 8:00
Created by Andrea Jobe of Pivot Films, the film is about the growth and development of Tulsa and the role Booker T. Washington High School played in it during its first 100 years. The documentary is a slice of Tulsa history, which includes rare footage and photos of early day Tulsa, Greenwood and the school.
Already selected for showing at 3 film festivals, including one in England, the documentary, as narrated by local citizens and historians, details the school’s survival during the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, and its nationally watched role in desegregation in Tulsa schools through reverse, voluntary busing.
Established by Principal E.W. Woods in 1913, “Booker T.” has provided a high quality, academic education since its beginning, and continues to do so, with two National and 15 State Academic Bowl championships in recent years, and a 99.4% graduation rate with 97.2% of graduates continuing to higher education.
Yet, Booker T. Washington High School, as with all public schools, now faces an uncertain future as plummeting state education funding threatens the school and the quality of education of our future citizens and voters. The evening will be a fundraising event with proceeds going to support sharing this film’s message and benefiting the school, its programs and classes.