Washington DC: 1961. 88pp. Quarto. Original textured padded cloth printed in gilt and black with calendar designs on front cover. Minor edge wear, rubbing, and abrading to covers. Ink gift inscription on front free endpaper, toning to endpapers, but otherwise internally clean. Very good. Item #2708
A rare yearbook from Veterans High School Center - an segregated academic and vocational training high school for American servicemen and other non-traditional male African-American students in the District of Columbia. Veterans High School was started in the old Armstrong Manual Training High School building in 1946, and operated until 1964, at which time it became an adult education center. During its run, Veterans High School Center graduated around a hundred students a year, trained in various academic and vocational specialties. The range of study is reflected in the senior class section here, noting that each student is graduating on an "Academic" track, or gaining a diploma in such vocational avenues as Printing, Radio-TV, Shoe Repair, Auto Mechanics, Brickmasonry, Barber Science, Electricity, Drafting, and Tailoring. Other sections of the yearbook feature students in typical settings, such as the classroom, in clubs, playing sports, and so forth. There is also a list of school patrons followed by an eight-page section of advertisements for local businesses. We could locate no other yearbooks from the segregated, all-male Veterans High School in Washington, D.C.