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Murphy High School Integration

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Creator:Wilson, Bill (William Bryan), 1914-1993
Title:Murphy High School Integration
Date:1961 Aug. 30

View of two unidentified African American students at Murphy High school in Atlanta, Georgia on the day the school was desegregated.


Murphy High School was among the first all-white schools in Atlanta, Georgia to desegregate. The other schools were Brown High, Henry Grady High, and Northside High, all of whom admitted African American students on August 30, 1961.

Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Segregation--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Atlanta | School integration--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.)--Race relations | School children--Georgia--Atlanta | Schools--Georgia--Atlanta | Students--Georgia--Atlanta | Murphy High School (Atlanta, Ga.) | African American high school students--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:Bill Wilson Photographs, 1938-1979, undated
Institution:Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher:Atlanta, Ga. : Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center | 2006
Original Material:

2 1/4 in. or smaller black and white negative

Bill Wilson Photographs, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Ga.

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