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George W. Watkins High School Graduating Class of 1959
Original Author: Brodnax, Richmond
Created: 1959
Medium: Photographic collage

George W. Watkins High School Graduating Class of 1959

A composite photograph shows the class of 1959 from George W. Watkins High School, in Quinton, New Kent County. Named after its principal, at center, it was at the time an all-black combined elementary and high school. The county's schools remained segregated for more than a decade after the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), which declared segregated public schools to be unconstitutional.

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