Book Discussion on First Class

Alison Stewart talked about her book, First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School, in which she… read more

Alison Stewart talked about her book, First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School, in which she presents a history of the first public high school for African American students in the United States, Washington D.C.'s Dunbar High School. The school, which started in 1870 in the basement of a black church as the Preparatory High School for Colored Youth and later at the turn of the century as M Street High School, opened as Dunbar in 1916. The author reported that Dunbar sent 80% of its graduates to college in 1950 with alumni that includes the first black army general and the first black member of a presidential cabinet. Alison Stewart spoke at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. close

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Book Discussion on First Class

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Program ID:
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 8, 2013
Last Aired:
Sep 29, 2013

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  • Sep 08, 2013 | 8:20am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 08, 2013 | 10:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 14, 2013 | 12:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 29, 2013 | 4:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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