Ralph Bunche High School
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Ralph Bunche High School
Ralph Bunche High School
Ralph Bunche High School Oct `12.jpg
Ralph Bunche High School, October 2012
Location10139 James Madison Hwy., King George, Virginia
Coordinates38°16?25?N 77°8?13?W / 38.27361°N 77.13694°W / 38.27361; -77.13694Coordinates: 38°16?25?N 77°8?13?W / 38.27361°N 77.13694°W / 38.27361; -77.13694
Area7.8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built1949
ArchitectMayo, Samuel N.; Howard-Mitchell Construction Co.
Architectural styleModern Movement
NRHP reference #06000353[1]
VLR #048-5007
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMay 01, 2006
Designated VLRMarch 8, 2006[2]

Ralph Bunche High School was a school constructed in 1949 as a result of Civil Action 631 to provide "separate but equal" education for African-American students in King George County, Virginia. The school operated until 1968 when King George High School was completed and the county's schools integrated. The school was named for Ralph Bunche, an African-American educator, diplomat and Nobel Prize winner.

Architecture

The building continued to be used for various school uses until 1998, including at times as an elementary school, for several specialized programs, including secondary and pre-school, and for School Board administrative offices and some School Board meetings. Ralphe Bunche High School alumni formed a preservation committee in 1998 after plans to demolish the building were discussed. In August of that year, the King George County School Board approved a resolution to preserve the building allowing it to be registered as a historical site. In May, 2007 the Ralph Bunche Alumni Association unveiled a commemorative plaque to be placed on the building.

The building is currently on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] In 2016, efforts were underway to turn the old school building into the Ralph Bunche Museum and Cultural Centre.[4]

School

Ralph Bunche High School
Ralph Bunche High School is located in Virginia
Ralph Bunche High School
Ralph Bunche High School
Information
TypePublic, segregated
Opened1949
Closed1968
Last updated: 30 December 2017

Notable alumni

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Counties/KingGeorge/048-5007_BuncheHighSch_2006_NRfinal.pdf
  4. ^ "Ralph Bunche High School to become new museum". Westmoreland News. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Al Bumbry Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2012.




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