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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.
 
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 is at or near this postal address: 4100 N. Vacation Lane, Arlington VA 22207, United States of America.
 
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.
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By Kevin Vincent, May 28, 2012
2. Stratford Junior High School
Now called H-B Woodlawn school
0.4 miles 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); Mt. Olivet Methodist Church (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.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
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. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 14 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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