Mossville High School had its early beginnings with the Rosenwald fund. The Pirates were true to their creed. They excelled in all endeavors, scholastic and athletic. The school met the same fate as most of the African American high schools. However, the Mossville community was decimated by technological progress. We mourn the loss of the Mossville community and we joyously remember the Pirates of Mossville High School.
W. O. Boston High School was a fixture in the African American High School community; it endured into the early 1980’s. A thoughtful alumni decided to commemorate its graduates from its inception until its demise. We are elated to celebrate its legacy. The Panthers imprint has extended to the African American community nationwide. The Panthers leave their footprint upon this site as a shadow of all of its graduates who have wandered through its halls and classrooms. Panther-lore continues.
Panthers have always been an enigma in the forest. The W. O. Boston Panthers are now in full form on our site; they can be seen in all of their glory. Since 1907 they have been leaders in the Lake Charles community. They endured until 1983. Time and circumstances have a way of altering our realities. The proud Panthers are on display on this web site and we enthusiastically endorse their presence.
The Tigers at Sacred Heart High School had a ravenous appetite for education. Their journey can be viewed with four year books from the late fifties and the sixties. Their activities were well-rounded and they seemed to have enjoyed the limelight and the attention. We celebrate the Tiger’s roar.
The history for the W.O. Boston High School Panthers has been added to the website. Previously, we only had pictures from McNeese University. William Oscar Boston founded what was called the “First Ward Colored School” in 1907. In 1983, it merged with the Lake Charles High School and became the Lake Charles-Boston High School.
W. O. Boston High School, Lake Charles, Louisiana, Calcasieu Parish, though this information is incomplete, hopefully more information regarding its history provided by its alumni will clarify its legacy. W. O. Boston High School was geographically situated in the state and this fact along with its early evolution had historical significance among Louisiana African American high schools. For a long time it was a regional cornerstone of the high school experience in Louisiana. We are eager for its alumni to help us understand its significance by providing documentation so we can visualize the W. O. Boston High School experience.