- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

HILLBURN, N.Y. (AP) - A suburban New York City school where the first black Supreme Court justice once protested the district’s failed integration has been recognized as a historic landmark.

The Journal News reports (https://lohud.us/1TgMXXz ) the former Main School, roughly 25 miles northwest of the Bronx in Hillburn, was listed to the state and National Register of Historic Places on Sunday.

The school, currently known as the Hillburn School, serves as an administration building for the Ramapo (RAM’-uh-poh) Central School District.

Then-NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall helped lead a boycott of the school in the early 1940s when the district didn’t integrate the Brook School - designated for black students - and the Main School - designated for white students.

Sunday’s ceremony included storytelling, performances, photos, student art and literary pieces and documentary excerpts.


Information from: The Journal News, https://www.lohud.com

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