John Philip Sousa Junior High School

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For the New York school, see John Philip Sousa Junior High School (Bronx).
John Philip Sousa Junior High School
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John Philip Sousa Junior High School is located in Washington, D.C.
John Philip Sousa Junior High School
Location in Washington, D.C.
Location 3650 Ely Place, SE, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°53′02″N 76°57′12″W / 38.8840°N 76.9532°W / 38.8840; -76.9532Coordinates: 38°53′02″N 76°57′12″W / 38.8840°N 76.9532°W / 38.8840; -76.9532
Area 5.78 acres (23,400 m2)[1]
NRHP Reference # 01001045
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 7, 2001[2]
Designated NHL August 7, 2001[3]

John Philip Sousa Junior High School, also known as John Philip Sousa Middle School. is located in SE area of Washington, D.C..

In 1950, eleven black students were denied admission to the newly constructed all-white Sousa school. This action was eventually overturned in the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision in Bolling v. Sharpe, which made segregated public schools illegal in the District of Columbia. This defeat of the principle of "separate but equal" marked an early victory in the modern Civil Rights Movement.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2001.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Susan Cianci Salvatore and John H. Sprinkle, Jr. (March 8, 2001) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: John Philip Sousa Junior High School / John Philip Sousa Middle School, National Park Service and Accompanying four photos, exterior, undated
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "John Phillip Sousa Junior High School". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 

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