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Crispus Attucks high school collection

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Title:Crispus Attucks high school collection

The Indianapolis School Board of Commissioners voted on a plan to create a segregated high school in 1922 and Crispus Attucks High School opened in 1927 with an enrollment of 1,345 African American students. In addition to its famous 1955 state championship basketball team, Attucks produced many well-known alumni in several professional fields. Attucks flourished as both an academic institution and center for the African American community, and was simultaneously linked with the struggle for civil rights in education. This collection contains photographs and documents relating to the school and its history.

Types:StillImage | Text
Subjects:Lane, Russell A. | Crispus Attucks High School (Indianapolis, Ind.) | Civil rights | Education | High schools | Indianapolis (Ind.)--Race Relations | Segregation | Educational facilities | Indianapolis (Ind.)--History | African Americans--Civil rights | Interviews | Transcripts | Teachers | Architectural drawings--Indiana--Indianapolis | Architects | Indianapolis Public Schools | Graduation (School) | Museums | Principals | Segregation in education--Indiana | African Americans | African Americans--Indiana--Marion County | United States, Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis, 39.7683331, -86.1583502
Institution:Indiana Historical Society
Contributors:Indiana Historical Society
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Persistent Link to Item:http://images.indianahistory.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16797coll34