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1862

The first school for black children, Sumner School, opened in Parkersburg.

Other events that happened on or around 1862

1866

Sumner School became a part of the segregated public school system

Other events that happened on or around 1866

1887

Sumner School graduated its first class of four students, the first high school diplomas in West Virginia issued to blacks

Other events that happened on or around 1887

1955

Sumner School closed after the Brown v. Board of Education decision

Other events that happened on or around 1955


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