Introduction to The Mighty Few: Exploring the History and Legacy of Washington Elementary & High School
In this six-part series, you’ll hear from the alumni of a historically-black school in Greenville, South Carolina. The alumni recall the challenges and thrills of an unforgettable time in their lives. Listen to the stories of athletic state champions, artists and musicians, community leaders, scientists, and scholars — all who credit the family-atmosphere and personal attention they found at Washington Elementary and High School with contributing to their love of learning and successes later on in life. Join us for this journey of memories, in unscripted conversations that are at times heartwarming, funny, and heartbreaking as we revisit the history and legacy of Washington School, and in a broader sense, personal experiences of what it was like growing up as a black student in the South, in the 1960s, in America — told by those who lived through those times.
Narrator: Frances Brown Bishop
Series Executive Producer: Brendan Blowers
Series Producer (Sound Engineer): Nathan Robinson
Recorded at Bramble Jam Studios in Greenville, South Carolina, 2022
Pictured: Washington High School Industrial Arts Club on campus, circa 1967.