A History of Woodrow Wilson High School: DVD

Tenley-Friendship Library

A History of Woodrow Wilson High School: DVD

Learn about the history of Tenleytown and Wilson High

You've probably heard that Woodrow Wilson High School in Ward 3 will soon be renamed Jackson-Reed High School. How soon? No date is set, but in the meantime, DC Library has a video that you can download and watch through our catalog. It's a history of Wilson High that was created as part of the school's 50th anniversary in 2016. Narrated by Derek McGinty, class of '77, and Susan Wingo, the documentary begins with a brief history of the area from the indigenous people who lived here to the eventual establishment of Tennallytown, to the Civil War fort, to the 1935 opening of the school and then through the decades. It's an entertaining trip through time as styles change (and how!) and the student body grows and diversifies.

To watch the video, click here.

We have a collection of books on Tenleytown History at the Tenley-Friendship Branch and at The People's Archives located in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. Search for "Tenleytown History" at dclibrary.org to see it.
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