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Howard High School

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1927–1928, James O. Betelle. 13th St.and Clifford Brown Walk

Generations of African American students passed beneath the Ionic portico of this brick school, the first secondary school for blacks in Delaware, its construction funded by P. S. du Pont. The institution was originally founded in 1867 by the Association for the Moral Improvement and Education of Colored People and named for Civil War General O. O. Howard of the Freedmen's Bureau. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2005 for its role in the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) desegregation case (see also former Hockessin School, MC3).

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W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Howard High School", [Wilmington, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 90-91.

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