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September 4, 1957 - Delois Huntley at Alexander Graham Junior High School

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Modern Era Begins 1946-1959

On September 4, 1957 Delois Huntley becomes the first black student at the old Alexander Graham Junior High on Morehead Street. Her first day's experience is less eventful than any of the other desegregation pioneers.

At the end of the school year, the A. G. School will be torn down and a new one built several miles away off Colony Road. Rather than travel the distance to the new school, Delois transfers to Second Ward High School, where she graduates in 1963.