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Near King George in King George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ralph Bunche High School

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, August 20, 2014
1. Ralph Bunche High School Marker
Inscription. Ralph Bunche High School was built as a direct result of the Federal District Court case Margaret Smith et al. v. School Board of King George County, Virginia, which was filed in 1947. The judge ruled that jurisdictions should ensure the “equalization” of segregated school facilities for whites and African Americans. White segregationists hoped to avoid integration by constructing “separate but equal” facilities, but the NAACP quickly moved on to demanding the end of segregation altogether. Named after the noted political scientist and diplomat, Ralph Bunche High School opened in 1949 and closed in 1968 after the county desegregated its schools.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number EP 10.)
 
Location. 38° 16.322′ N, 77° 8.242′ W. Marker is near King George, Virginia, in King George County. Marker is at the intersection of James Madison Parkway (U.S. 301) and Hanover Church Road (Virginia Route 611), on the right when traveling north on James Madison Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10139 James Madison Pkwy, King George VA 22485, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as
Ralph Bunche High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 20, 2014
2. Ralph Bunche High School Marker
the crow flies. Hanover Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); King George Confederate Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away); Historic Port Conway (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cleydael (approx. 3 miles away but has been reported missing); Marmion (approx. 3.6 miles away); St. Paulís Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Eagleís Nest (approx. 3.6 miles away); All that Glitters (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in King George.
 
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Ralph Bunche High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 20, 2014
3. Ralph Bunche High School Marker
Ralph Bunche High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 20, 2014
4. Ralph Bunche High School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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