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Today, we marking the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's landmark 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. This ca. 1925 silver gelatin print shows the students of Blockson Colored School, once located northwest of Seaford and near Cannon in Sussex County, Delaware.
While most people today associate segregated schools with the Jim Crow South, Delaware was one of the ten states outside of the former Confederacy where state legislation codified the establishment of formally segregated school systems into the 1950s.Read more...
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