BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL for the Performing and Visual Arts

Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts is a public secondary school located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). Booker T. Washington High School enrolls students in grades 9-12 and is the Dallas Independent School District's arts magnet school (thus, it is often locally referred to simply as Arts Magnet).

Many accomplished performers and artists have been educated in the school. Some examples include Norah Jones, Erykah Badu, Adario Strange, Valarie Rae Miller, Edie Brickell, and Roy Hargrove.

- Erykah studied Dance and Theater.
- She graduated in 1989.
- Here she received the nickname "MC Apples" as she had a regular spot rapping on a local hip-hop radio show.


Grambling State University is a historically black (HBCU), public, coeducational university, located in Grambling, Louisiana. The university is the home of legendary football coach Eddie Robinson and is on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.

Alumni of Grambling State include numerous MLB, NBA and NFL players, eight-time Mr. Olympia winner Ronnie Coleman, actress Natalie Desselle-Reid and Erykah Badu.

- She studied performing arts.
- Erykah was voted a Miss Theatre Guild.
- The photo on the right is from the Yearbook.
- She left the University in 1993 to pursue a music career.