1893-1965This building housed Johnson City's first African-American public high school. Named for U.S. Congressman John Mercer Langston, an educator, lawyer, and the first African-American elected to public office in the United States (Ohio, 1856). Langston High Schol was established in 1893. "Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve." was the school's motto. In the spring of 1897, Langston graduated its first class. Due to court-ordered racial desegregation, its last class graduated in the spring of 1963. By the fall semester of the same year, Johnson City Schools were completely integrated.
|Marker Number||1A 110|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 378584 N 4020647|
|Decimal Degrees||36.32321667, -82.35265000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 19.393', W 82° 21.159'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 19' 23.58" N, 82° 21' 9.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 218-298 E Myrtle Ave, Johnson City TN 37601, US|
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