Memorial being built to honor Tulsa civil rights activist

Memorial built to honor Booker T. Washington High School's first principle

TULSA, Okla. — QUICK FACTS:

  • Captola Dunn's husband started working on a memorial To Honor Tulsa civil rights activist Ellis Walker Woods.
  • Ellis Walker Woods is credited with opening Booker T. Washington High School to shelter children during the 1921 Race Massacre.
  • The memorial will sit near Archer and Greenwood the site of the first Booker T. Washington High School.
  • Woods lead the push for the current Booker T. Washington High School in the 1950's

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