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Historical Booker T. Washington High School Yearbooks Now Available For Purchase  

From left, Betty Roberson, President of Booker T. Washington High School Alumni Association Council, presented a set of the five recovered and re-published Booker T.  Washington High School yearbooks to Helen Thompson, Director of the Mount Pleasant Library.

Mount Pleasant, Tx

A community and city partnership spearheaded by City Councilmember Jerry Walker resulted in a joy-filled Juneteenth Festival at Oaklawn Park on Friday, June 18.

During the celebration, community members were recognized for their work to preserve the history of Booker T. Washington High School, which was open from 1898 to 1968. Inspired by 1955 graduate Betty Smith, Hudson Old and Sam Ferguson of the East Texas Journal, spent countless hours restoring images and content to re-publish the school’s first yearbook from 1949 and four subsequent yearbooks from 1950, 1954, 1958, and 1962. 

Betty Roberson, president of the Booker T. Washington High School Alumni Association, presented the copies of the restored souvenir books during the event to the City of Mount Pleasant Public Library.

Now you have the opportunity to add these historical artifacts to your collection! The cost for each yearbook is $20.00 plus shipping. Please get in touch with Candias Webster, City of Mount Pleasant, at 903.575.4154 or cwebster@mpcity.org to place your order. The deadline is August 1.