About the Program
Alison Stewart 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 reports 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 speaks at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
Alison Stewart is a journalist who has reported for several networks, including ABC News, CBS News, NPR, and MTV News. For more information, visit alisonstewart.net.
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