If anyone has a vision of what Douglass needs — a future that equals and pays homage to its incredibly important past — Henderson does. As a segregated school and even as a fledgling integrated school, Douglass produced some of our city's most storied personalities, from football players to judges to entrepreneurs to city leaders.
Oklahoma City needs all of its schools to achieve excellence. But Douglass' unique place in our city's history, and its importance to the northeast Oklahoma City community, is unparalleled. Its students deserve a restoration befitting its proud history.