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Va. to recognize former all-black high school

Wednesday - 5/8/2013, 3:58am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Department of Historic Resources says a state historical marker will be dedicated this month in King George County to recognize the former all-black Ralph Bunche High School.

The school opened in 1949 following a federal court ruling in 1947 that ultimately led to the desegregation of public schools in Virginia and elsewhere in the nation. The school was named after diplomat Ralph Bunche, who received a Nobel Prize in 1950. The high school closed in 1968 after King George County desegregated its schools.

The dedication of the marker May 18 will include a former student at Ralph Bunche High, as well as others.

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