Gary Roosevelt High School
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 41° 34.404 W 087° 20.707
16T E 471227 N 4602470
Quick Description: Located in front of Theodore Roosevelt College on West 25th Avenue.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2021 10:39:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM15133
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Muirwoody
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Long Description:
Front Text:
As Gary grew in the early 1900s, African American students were segregated within white schools or overcrowded into small, separate schools. To compensate, officials transferred some Black students to Emerson High School in 1927. After over 600 white students walked out in protest, the school board reinforced segregation by building a new school for the Black community.

Back Text:
Theodore Roosevelt High School was dedicated in 1931 as an all-Black K-12 school. While many community members opposed segregation, they took pride in Roosevelt, and strove to make it equal to Gary’s white schools. It employed highly educated Black teachers, pushed students to excel in academics and sports despite discrimination, and produced many distinguished alumni.
County: Lake

Year Placed: 2020

Name: Gary Roosevelt High School

ID#: 45.2020.1

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