Friday, February 28th marked the grand opening of the reconstructed Booker High School Campus. The event capped off a month long Black History Month series hosted by Booker High School that included artist James Pate speaking on his traveling exhibit “Kin Killing Kin”, a panel discussion on Local Black History, and A Celebration of African American History Through the Arts. All events featured performances by the wonderfully talented Booker VPA Students. All BHS classes received a guided tour of the school’s Historical Room, which highlights the legacy of Principal and Educator Emma E. Booker, along with significant historical moments for Booker High School. The tours continue and may be scheduled by calling 941-355-2967.
The Newtown Centennial presented the Sarasota School Board and Booker High School Principal, Rachael Shelley with a certificate of appreciation for registering their Black History Month activities as a Newtown Centennial event, generating much enthusiasm and anticipation for the upcoming commemorative.
Thank you Booker High School for your support!