Ernest was a columnist with the Booker T. Informer, writing a column giving "advice to the love torn." Using a Ghost Name disguised with something like "Dear Earl" or "Dear Charlie").
In his junior year, he joined our championship track team to become a long-distance runner, which was the mile and half-mile runs at that time.
Ernest was in the National Honor Society and a member of the Student Council. In his senior year, his class started a "Barons and Baroness Club." He was an officer in the National Defense Cadet Corp (NDCC) and the Drill Team. He also became an Instructor Colonel in his senior year.
Ernest was selected to participate in National Science Foundation's summer program at Prairie View, and that pretty much transformed his life from a soldier of war mentality to an agitator for peace.
Theodis "Ted" Shine, Jr.
Ted Shine (1931 - 2018), often called “The Dean of Black Texas Playwrights," attended Booker T. Washington High School --Dallas's first African American high school. He graduated in 1948. From there he attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., and studied under Owen Dodson, a leading Black poet and dramaturg. He and classmate Toni Morrison collaborated and performed under Dodson's tutelage, and there his first play, Sho Is Hot in the Cotton Patch, was staged in 1951.
To Visit Ernest McMillan's website.
Otis Frank Boykin
On March 9, 2022, the nationwide acclaimed Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts (formally Booker T. Washington High School) held a plaque dedication ceremony in recognition of Mr. Shine.
Ernie Banks ('Mr. Cub')
William "Bill" Blair, Jr.
Our first Miss Booket T.
(1941 - 1942)
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