Charles Lincoln Harper

Ed Dwight
Ashby Garden Park

Ed Dwight
Sculpture
Bronze, granite
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

Charles L. Harper was the first principal of Booker T. Washington High School, which opened in 1924 as the city’s first post-6th grade public education institution for African-Americans. Harper-Archer Middle School and Charles L. Harper Memorial Park carry his name. Harper graduated from Morris Brown College and worked as principal of the Morris Brown College high school program before becoming principal of Washington. The strong leadership of Professor Harper and the faculty had a tremendous influence on the students. Harper was an education and civil rights leader known throughout the state for lobbying for better pay for African-American teachers and more state aid for black graduate students. When Harper retired in 1942, Washington High was home to 4,200 students and the largest African-American high school in the U.S.
Address
Ashby Cir. NW & Mayson Turner Rd. NW
ATLANTA, GA 30314
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Sculpture
Bronze, granite 
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

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