One of the first major public high schools in the country for African-Americans when it was built in 1924, the…More alumni roster of Booker T. Washington High School reads like a page from Who's Who in Black America: Entertainer Nipsey Russell, performer Lena Horne, opera singer Mattiwilda Dobbs, former Georgia State Senator Leroy Johnson, former U.S. Health and Human Services Director Louis Sullivan and legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr all attended the school. In recent years, the school has made headlines with visits by world leaders such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bishop Desmond Tutu, former U. S. President George W. Bush and civil rights icon Rosa Parks. In 2009, eyes turned to Washington again when valedictorian Deonte Bridges delivered a spellbinding address about drive and discipline in the face of numerous adversities, including being robbed at gunpoint. As part of a comprehensive high school restructuring plan, officials transformed Washington into four small schools: Washington Banking, Finance and Investments; Health Science & Nutrition; Early College; and Senior Academy.
Approximately 100 students attend this private seminary. Through a two-year program, it trains the…More next generation of ministers for the Salvation Army. Named after Evangeline Cory Booth, the fourth general of the Salvation Army and the founders' seventh child, the college is one of four Army colleges in the United States.
With separate on-campus living arrangements for single men, single women and families, Evengeline Booth College serves the 15 southern states and the District of Columbia. With a core curriculum that includes Bible studies, social work, business management and physical education courses, the college addresses the spiritual, financial and physical well-being of its future officers.
Also, housed on the campus is the School For Continuing Education, which provides officers with additional training in areas such as leadership, counseling and Bible teaching to help them stay abreast of any changes in the ministry. For newly commissioned officers, the school offers a five-year program; for local and auxiliary officers, it provides periodic seminars.
Still, perhaps one of the most interesting features on the campus is the Pilgrimage to Discovery, the Salvation Army Museum of the South. With a theater for viewers to see a short film on the Army and its early work in London, the museum also chronicles the time line of the first officers.