Created by Andrea Jobe, of Tulsa-based Pivot Films, this film is about the 100 years of Booker T. Washington High School and the role it played in Tulsa’s history. This documentary includes rare footage and photos of early day Tulsa, Greenwood and the school. It has already been selected for inclusion in 6 film festivals, including one in England, and the prestigious San Diego Black Film Festival.
The documentary, as narrated by local citizens, former students, teachers and historians, includes 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. It continues to do so, with two National and 15 State Academic Bowl championships in recent years, and a 98% graduation rate with 97% 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...