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50 Years of Integration

The Journey Has Only Begun

On October 17, 2018, Episcopal held a special series of events on campus to commemorate 50 years of black student life at The High School. Included in this page is a collection of information, videos, news, and links, relevant to this very important milestone in the School's history.

Vision Statement:

In commemoration of 50 years of black student life, Episcopal High School seeks to honor those courageous pioneering students who forever transformed the institution into a place where the dreams of all students could be nurtured and supported regardless of race or ethnic identity. This commemoration year also aims to acknowledge the past while fostering the exchange of ideas across generations to illuminate ways the school will approach and embrace its next fifty years of inclusiveness, intellectual inquiry, and moral courage.
    • This history of Episcopal's integration, filmed and produced by Luke David '93, debuted on November 9, 2018, as part of Episcopal's commemoration of the School's integration in 1968.

Advisory Committee

Episcopal would like to thank the Advisory Committee who helped us design this important program of events.

Mr. Randolph C. Metcalfe ’72
Mr. Anthony Ray Chase ’73
Mr. William Smith Peebles IV ’73
The Rev. Rodney Vincent Rice ’79
Dr. Jerry Jürgen Taylor ’81
Mr. M. Rodney Robinson ’86
Mr. Dylan Coburn Glenn ’87
Mr. Craig Alexander Anthony Dixon ’93
Mrs. Patrice Scott Williams ’95
Mr. Tevan Oderet Green ’96
Mr. Carl Everette Morris ’99
Ms. Azizi Marion Jones ’02
Mr. Rasheed D. Cole ’03
Ms. Victoria Faith Hightower ’06
Ms. Lauren Marie Marshall ’09

50 Years of an Integrated EHS

Several dozen alumni and special guests spent their Friday, November 9, on the Holy Hill participating in panel discussions and other sessions, first for students and later for alumni and parents, exploring Episcopal's segregated past and its gradual progress after integrating in 1968.

"My Testimony is My Life"

The 2018 Spirit of The High School dinner wrapped up a special day commemorating 50 years of integration at Episcopal, with a near-record crowd in attendance.