The Langston Centre is getting ready for a busy 2020.
Michael Young is the last official graduate of Langston High School.
There was a time when Langston High School was the center of the black community in Johnson City.
In November 1893, Langston High School, a facility serving Johnson City’s black student population, officially opened its doors.
Johnson City plans to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the long-awaited Langston Centre from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 17. Organizers anticipate the event will include tours and refreshments.
Although Johnson City has not yet determined an exact opening date, Adam Dickson, the recently hired supervisor of the Langston Centre, anticipates the long-awaited facility will be open to the public before the end of 2019.
Jonesborough vice mayor Adam Dickson remembers listening to his father, Fred, reminisce about his time at Langston High School.
Johnson City has selected the vice mayor on the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Alderman to serve as the first supervisor of the Langston Centre.