Douglass needs help

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

by James R. Johnson

Oklahoma Gazette

I pause to write and acknowledge the mountain of disturbing news that is emanating from my beloved school, dear ole Douglass. In recent weeks, we have witnessed federal and local investigations of grade-tampering and attendance manipulations. We have heard an outcry from former students, teachers and administrators. We have seen the suspension and resignation of a principal who had been at the helm of Frederick A. Douglass Mid-High School for the past four years.

The National Oklahoma City Douglass High School Alumni Association has existed in its present form, to support the growth and development our school and its students, for 26 years. We have existed through a litany of school administrators. The history of Douglass High School now stretches over 122 years. It has produced giants of leaders, educators, doctors, jurists, and businesspeople.