Borger in Hutchinson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Booker T. Washington School
R.G. Cofield and his wife, Maye Della, came to Borger in 1946 to further education of black children. Under the leadership of Mr. Cofield as principal and his wife as a teacher, the faculty grew from two to seven, a new brick building was completed, and two former barracks from Pampa Air Force Base were adapted as a gymnasium and additional classrooms. The school was also extended to twelve grades, with John L. Miles the first graduate in 1949. The school curriculum continued to grow, and the Dragons and Dragonettes excelled at basketball and other sports. After Brown v. Board of Education in 1954 initiated nationwide desegregation of schools, the Board of Education voted
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17603.)
Location. 35° 40.755′ N, 101° 23.17′ W. Marker is in Borger, Texas, in Hutchinson County. Marker can be reached from North Brain Street north of East 11th street. Click for map. Marker is in parking lot for city park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1205 North Brain Street, Borger TX 79007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Ward Elementary School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ace Borger Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Twentieth Century Club (approx. half a mile away); Grand Hotel and Grand Hardware Building (approx. half a mile away); Borger 1929 Jail (approx. half a mile away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. half a mile away); First Methodist Church of Borger (approx. one mile away); Girl Scout Little House (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Borger.
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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