Time Capsule: Return to Stratford
On February 2, 1959, four African American seventh-graders entered Stratford Junior High School, marking the beginning of the end of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s practice of public school segregation.
On Feb. 2, 2016, all four of the original integrating students returned to the Stratford Building, now home to the H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program, where they were honored in a special evening, “Celebrating Arlington’s History Makers.”
Students who integrated Stratford Junior High School in February 1959
- Michael Jones
- Gloria Thompson
- Lance Newman
- Ronald Deskins