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The Indianapolis School Board of Commissioners voted on a plan to create a segregated high school in 1922 and Crispus Attucks High School opened in 1927 with an enrollment of 1,345 African American students. In addition to its famous 1955 state championship basketball team, Attucks produced many well-known alumni in several professional fields. Attucks flourished as both an academic institution and center for the African American community, and was simultaneously linked with the struggle for civil rights in education.  This collection contains photographs and documents relating to the school and its history. Additional images can be found in these related collections:

Crispus Attucks High School Images in the Indianapolis Recorder Collection

Crispus Attucks High School Images in the W.H. Bass Photo Company Collection

 
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