Booker T. Washington Will be Open For Tours
As I’ve said before, my wife and my brothers and I are all graduates of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. (Classes of ’93, ’94, ’97, and ’92, respectively.) Not long after the school was renovated, my youngest brother and I stopped by and asked for a tour. The woman in the front office looked at us like we were crazy. “Do you know how many alumni this school has?” she said. “We don’t have time to show them all around.”
Several months later, after the Wyly Theatre and the Winspear Opera House were built, the powers that be at the AT&T Performing Arts Center decided to open them up one Sunday for free public tours. Here’s my chance, I thought. But I was wrong. My alma mater was the only Arts District building whose doors were locked that day.
Well, Saturday is my lucky day. The Class of ’91 is holding its 20-year reunion this weekend, and a member of the class (Chad Bridges) has brokered a deal with DISD. The doors to our beloved school will be open from noon to 2. The district is charging Chad for this, so bring $5 if you’d like to look around.
I’m posting this here because so many Booker T. alums live in North Oak Cliff. I’m looking at you, Hilary, Nic, Shoshannah, Kayli, Erik, Steve, Rosanna, Megan, Jennifer, Amber, Meredith, Victoria …