George Washington Carver High School, Shreveport, LA

George Washington.Carver High mascot

                        George Washington Carver High School Shreveport


Towards the end of the 1950’s, as segregation was dwindling down, a new school for the local black children was needed. In 1957, the George Washington Carver Primary School was built on the outskirts of Shreveport near the end of a long and winding Ellerbe Road.

As segregation came to an end, the school board made numerous attempts at consolidating the school, mixing the population by bringing in more white students. However, by the 1970’s, a declining student population and more academics had sent the school into an irreversible downward spiral. In 1973, the George Washington Carver School would shut its doors for good.


This is the March, 1965 Edition of the George Washington Carver High School’s Newspaper, The Hornet’s Buzz.

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