Saving the Delaware School that brought down segregation in 1954 (Bulah v. Gebhart)
Friends of Hockessin Colored School 107 is a 509(a)(2) Public Charity under (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). Key Committee and Board Members include:
The Hockessin Colored School, built in 1920 to serve black children who were not allowed to attend school with white children, played a pivotal role in the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education. The related case at Hockessin School 107C, Gebhart v. Belton (1952), was one of five similar cases appealed to the high court. It was the only case in which the lower court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, effectively causing Delaware to set the precedent for the Supreme Court's final ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.
Former students (Lois Johnson, Sonny Knott, Leroy Peterson) who attended HCS #107 were interviewed and their videos are contained in the link below.
Reintroduce HCS #107 as a "place of social impact, diversity and educational innovation” rooted in its history in ending school desegregation (Bulah v. Gebhart)
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