Dunbar Vocational High School
|Dunbar Vocational High School|
“Restoring the Legacy of Excellence.”
|3000 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Chicago, Illinois, 60616
|School type||Public Secondary Vocational|
|School district||Chicago Public Schools|
|Principal||Kenneth E. Crump|
|Athletics conference||Chicago Public League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Dunbar Vocational High School (also known as Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, or DVCA) is a public 4-year vocational high school located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The school is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district. It is named in honor of the African-American poet, novelist, and playwright Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dunbar opened in 1942 as a trade school.
- Barbara Acklin — R&B/Soul singer from the 1960s and 1970s.
- Michelle Gordon — national and international award-winning martial artist.
- Jennifer Hudson (1999) — Academy Award-winning actress (Dreamgirls) and singer.
- Jimmy D. Lane — blues guitarist who has recorded with Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Jimmy Rogers
- Ronnie Lester — former NBA guard (1980–86), who was drafted in the first round of the 1980 NBA Draft. He was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers when they won the 1985 NBA Championship.
- Lou Rawls — soul, R & B, jazz, and blues, singer (You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine, Love Is a Hurtin' Thing).
- Bernard Shaw — former journalist and news anchor, perhaps best known for his work at CNN (1980–2001).
- Mr. T (Lawrence Tureaud) (1970) — actor (Rocky III, The A-Team).
- Cynda Williams— actress (Mo Better Blues)
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