April 16, 2012

Booker T. Washington alumni remember disaster 

Texas City Disaster April 16, 1947
Daily News - Galveston County
That point was evident for many students of the Booker T. Washington School, the city's segregated black school at the time, on April 16, 1947. That's the day a ship loaded with ammonium nitrate exploded, setting off a series of events that killed ...