E6: Washington School (Pt 2 - Legacies)
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The Washington School is likely the oldest continually-operating public school in the city of Raleigh, since we can trace it's beginnings all the way back to the 1860s. During Part 1, we learned about the school's origins and the critical community organizing that took place in order to establish Raleigh's first Black High School in 1923. Today, Washington is a Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary School and the children and staff that fill it's classrooms today look different than they did nearly a hundred years ago. 

Join Dr. Chaunte Garrett and Michael Parker West as they dive into the legacies of this important community landmark and confront some important questions that get at the heart of modern magnet schools and the larger unified Wake County Public School System. 

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