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Victory in Bolling v. Sharpe: 1954 | by Washington Area Spark
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Victory in Bolling v. Sharpe: 1954

Spottwood Bolling, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that outlawed segregation in District of Columbia public schools, is shown after the Court decision May 18, 1954.

 

Bolling was a 15-year-old sophomore at the time of the decision.

 

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Read the story of of DC desegregation from the pickets to the courts: washingtonspark.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/dcs-fighting-bar...

 

The photographer is unknown. The image is courtesy of Bettman/Corbis - © Bettmann/CORBIS.

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Taken on May 18, 1954