Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Burke High School
1910 - 2010
Serving as the "Mother Ship" of all the City of Charleston high schools, Burke graciously received students of Avery, C.A. Brown, Rivers, the High School of Charleston, and Immaculate Conception School, as each closed, leaving Burke High as the only high school on the peninsula. Over the past four generations, Burke High School has graduated thousands of African American students with academic and trade preparation to stand equal and surpass many of the "privileged" children at state and national universities,
Burke High produced some of the best teachers and administrators who not only taught the academic content requirements, but who took the time to teach students responsibility, manners, accountability, self-control, good behavior; respect for country, self and others. They invested in the whole child.
We, stand tall with the support of our parents, administration, faculty, staff, alumni classes, sister schools, and the Burke High School Foundation in celebrating this 100th year milestone of being an academic institution for African American students.
We'll rally to thy call
And from thy classic halls...
onward we'll go
Mem...'ries will linger on
We'll defend and fight for thee
Thy praise we'll ever sing
All hail to thee
We dedicate this marker as a symbol of what
Burke has instilled in us
a sense of
to be strong, achieving Bulldogs!
Erected 2010 by Burke High School Foundation, Inc.
Topics. African Americans • Education.
Location. 32° 47.565′ N, 79° 57.222′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Fishburne Street, on the left when traveling east. Located between President Street and Hagood Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Burke High School (here, next to this marker); Harmon Field / Cannon Street All-Stars (within shouting distance of this marker); Septima P. Clark Expressway (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Parsonage / Miss Izard's School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cannon Street Hospital / McClennan Banks Memorial Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hampton Park Terrace (approx. 0.4 miles away); Star of the West (approx. 0.4 miles away); AH – 1 “Cobra” (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.