Monday, February 2, 2009

33 - Color Guard

From 365 Project
The color guard from the Maury High School NJROTC stands at attention at a ceremony paying tribute to those who helped reopen Virginia's Public Schools following Gov. Lindsay Almond's "Massive Resistance" order to close public schools rather than integrate them. On February 2, 1959, Louis Cousins broke the color barrier at Norfolk's Maury High School as the school's first African-American student. The 1959 newspaper photo of him sitting alone in the school auditorium was carried in newspapers across the country. Today Maury has a dynamic and diverse student body. Image captured with a Canon 40D, f/10, 1/400s, ISO 400, 70-200 zoom at 70mm.

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