NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Hundreds of people came out to Booker T. Washington High School on Saturday to see the unveiling of a historical marker that now sits outside of the school.
For decades, the school served as Norfolk’s only public high school for African-American students.
The state historical marker was issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
The school was filled with former students, teachers and city leaders for the special moment.
Daun Hester, former teacher, said, “It’s significant today because of the history, the individuals who articulated here and the great work they’ve done, not only in the commonwealth, but also the world because Booker T. graduates are everywhere, so it’s a proud moment for Norfolk and for Virginia.”
10 On Your Side was told that some guests even flew in from out-of-state to make sure they made it to the special dedication ceremony.