The March on John Philip Sousa: A Social Action Project
In 2001, John Philip Sousa Middle School was designated a National Historic Landmark for its role in the the struggle to desegregate public schools in D.C. When Elizabeth Davis, technology education teacher at Sousa, shared this news with her students, they embarked on a collaborative journey to uncover the history of their school’s connection to the landmark 1954 Supreme Court case Bolling v. Sharpe. Their learning and research quickly turned into youth-led activism to save their school from losing its historic landmark status.
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Location: District of Columbia
Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
Time Period: 1950 -1974