FLOR500, Garden 392 Emma E. Booker, Educator (1886–1939) Florida schools were segregated when Emma Booker began teaching in 1900 at the age of 14. She taught black children in a one-room school with desks made from orange crates. She earned $25 a month. She finished high school and earned a B. S. degree from Tuskegee Institute before she died. Booker High School graduated its first class of four in 1935. Emma E. Booker died in 1939 at the age of 53 and is the only person for whom schools in Sarasota County are currently named.
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Emma E. Booker, Educator

(1886–1939)

Florida schools were segregated when Emma Booker began teaching in 1900 at the age of 14. She taught black children in a one-room school with desks made from orange crates. She earned $25 a month. She finished high school and earned a B. S. degree from Tuskegee Institute before she died. Booker High School graduated its first class of four in 1935. Emma E. Booker died in 1939 at the age of 53 and is the only person for whom schools in Sarasota County are currently named.



 




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