Historical marker dedicated, unveiled for Sunset Hill School

November 15, 2020
In The News

For the first time in nearly 60 years, long after the building closed its doors, alumni of the Sunset Hill School in Strasburg boarded a bus on Saturday afternoon to transport them to the former elementary school that served African-American students in segregated Shenandoah County.

It was a short jaunt across town from Strasburg’s town hall to 348 Sunset St., but it was a powerful one that marked a key moment in the town’s history. At the end of the trip sat the dilapidated remains of what was once the all-Black school and a historical roadside marker whose unveiling was the reason for Saturday’s two-hour long ceremony.

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