Sumner High School was established in 1875, as the first high school for African-Americans west of the Mississippi River. It was one of two schools (other being Vashon) that was racially segregated in St. Louis. In 1928, Sumner moved to its current location. Today, classes are still in session...and last year's (2012-13) enrollment was 576 students. The school was named after abolitionist Charles Sumner.
The school boasts several famous alumni (see below).
On Bottom: William 'Pop' Beckett, Lester Bowie, Alvin Cash, William Clay, Billy Davis, Jr., Robert Guillaume, Luther Bogan, Robert McFerrin (Sr.), Marshall Rogers, R. Robinson, Jr., Wendell Pruitt, Oliver Lake, Julius Hunter, Lucye Belue, Baikida Carroll and Harry Rogers
|Entrance behind the building|
Official website (from St. Louis Public Schools)
4248 Cottage Ave., ST. LOUIS, MO, 63113
Cake artist: Theresa Hopkins
UPDATE (8/24/2016): The cake is still there.