ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Dr. Arthur Harold Parker

Artist
Brian Owens
Collection
Birmingham Board of Education
Dates
  • Installed, 2013
 Podcasts
Dr. Arthur Harold Parker - Brian Owens
Description
Before Henry Ford introduced the Model T, a modest "high school" for blacks -
with Arthur Harold Parker as its first principal - opened with 18 students in
Birmingham. Parker had been born to former slaves. The year was 1900. When
Parker retired on the eve of WWII it was the largest high school for blacks in the
world, known for producing unusually large numbers of unusually competent
graduates.

In 2011, Parker High School moved into a new facility designed with
the 21st century in min...
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Location
Parker High School
400 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35204
United States

Courtyard inside of the building
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