Booker City High School

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Booker City High School was a high school for African American students in the northern part of Alabama which was created in Booker City in 1902 by the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The high school was expanded to secondary education and re-chartered as Miles Memorial College in 1905. In 1907 the Tennessee Coal Iron & Railroad Company (TCI) purchased the Booker City Campus for $30,000 and 30 acres in their newly-planned industrial city of Corey. TCI demolished the school buildings and built the Docena mining community in the former Booker City.


  • Miles College Centennial History Committee (2005) Miles College: The First Hundred Years. Campus History Series. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0738517933