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The Walls Come Down: A Public Conversation

Reprinted from John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center Museum – by Clarissa Sanders

In the fall of 1963, seven African-American girls left the all-African-American John J. Wright Consolidated School to enroll at Robert E. Lee Elementary School and Spotsylvania High School. Their act started a process of desegregation in Spotsylvania County that would take five years to complete.