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Hillsboro in Highland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lincoln School

 
 
The Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
1. The Lincoln School Marker
Inscription.  Side A

The Lincoln School, which stood on this site from 1869 to 1956, was a segregated elementary school intended for the city's African American students, grades one through eight. Hillsboro was the site of the first Northern desegregation suit following the May 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, a decision that abolished the nation's long standing "separate but equal" doctrine.

Side B

Following a two-year legal struggle, led by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a group of parents, and assisted by Thurgood Marshall, who would later become the first black Supreme Court Justice, the Hillsboro school system was desegregated in 1956. The lawsuit hastened integration in other parts of Ohio and the north due to the national media coverage.
 
Erected 2003 by African American Awareness Research Council and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-36.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans

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Civil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 39° 12.479′ N, 83° 36.463′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Ohio, in Highland County. Marker is at the intersection of North East Street (Ohio Route 247) and Collins Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North East Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 537 North East Street, Hillsboro OH 45133, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Highland County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Fenher House (approx. 0.4 miles away); J.D.W. Spargur House (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Baker House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Highland County Unknown Dead Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early Civil Rights protest to desegregate Hillsboro, Ohio schools (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ohio's Oldest Pharmacy (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Savings Stamps (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
Additional keywords. NAACP
 
The Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
2. The Lincoln School Marker
side B
The Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
3. The Lincoln School Marker
full view from parking lot
The Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
4. The Lincoln School Marker
The Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
5. The Lincoln School Marker
detail of picture on marker
The Lincoln School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 14, 2018
6. The Lincoln School Marker
current occupant of the site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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