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Stratford Junior High School

 
 
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By Kevin Vincent, April 29, 2012
1. Stratford Junior High School
Inscription.  On February 2, 1959, Stratford Jr. High became the first racially integrated school in Virginia. The long battle to integrate Virginia's public schools followed the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which held that racially segregated public schools are unconstitutional. The integration of Stratford signaled the end of Virginia's policy of “massive resistance,” which involved closing schools rather than integrating them. The school was built in 1951 in the international architectural style and named for Robert E. Lee's birthplace. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2004 by Arlington County, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducation.
 
Location. 38° 54.04′ N, 77° 6.71′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on North Vacation Lane east of 23rd Street North, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker
Stratford Junior High School image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, May 28, 2012
2. Stratford Junior High School
Now called H-B Woodlawn school
is at or near this postal address: 4100 N Vacation Lane, Arlington VA 22207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cherrydale (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cherrydale Masonic Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cherrydale & Maywood (approx. half a mile away); Wunder's Crossroads (approx. 0.7 miles away); Birchwood (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Glebe of Fairfax Parish (approx. 0.7 miles away); Maywood (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Also see . . .  Stratford Junior High School (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on May 30, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.) 
 
Stratford Junior High School image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, May 28, 2012
3. Stratford Junior High School
The main entrance to the school.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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