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History Matters: Shreveport's Booker T. Washington High gets listed on National Register

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Shreveport's Booker T. Washington High School has achieved an important distinction. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in July. Commentator Gary Joiner explains the teamwork involved on the path to earning this designation.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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Gary Joiner is a cartographer and an associate professor of history at LSU in Shreveport. He is the author or editor of 12 books including “Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862,” “One Damn Blunder From Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign in 1864,” “Through the Howling Wilderness: The Red River Campaign and Union Failure in 1864,” “Red River Steamboats,” and “Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: Mississippi Squadron.”