T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL for the Performing and Visual
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
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