Warren County High School and Massive Resistance

Warren County High School and Massive Resistance (HMT1Z)

Location: Front Royal, VA 22630 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.97', W 78° 11.883'

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Warren County High School, a Public Works Administrative project, was constructed in 1940. In 1958, the local NAACP chapter, lead by James W. Kilby, won a federal suit against the Warren County School Board to admit African Americans for the first time, in response, Gov. Jame Lindsay Almond Jr. ordered it closed in Sept. 1958, the first school in Virginia shut down under the state's Massive Resistance strategy. Following the 1959 Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruling that Massive Resistance was unconstitutional, a U.S. Circuit Court ordered it reopened. On 18 Feb. 1959, 23 African American students walked up this hill and integrated the school.
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HM NumberHMT1Z
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Marker NumberJ-22
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 1:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 742932 N 4311206
Decimal Degrees38.91616667, -78.19805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.97', W 78° 11.883'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 58.20" N, 78° 11' 52.98" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 207 Luray Ave, Front Royal VA 22630, US
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