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Mother escorts her two daughters to Orchard Villa School.
The two girls in this photo are Jan and Irene Glover, ages 9 and 7. Their mother, Irvena Prymus, was a Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) member.
The landmark Brown v. Board of Education desegregation ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court came out in May 1954, but it wasn't until 1959 that Miami-Dade County's schools admitted the first group of African Americans to Orchard Villa Elementary School, which had been all white. Orchard Villa and Air Base Elementary were the first public grade schools in Florida to be desegregated.
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Mother escorts her two daughters to Orchard Villa School. 1959. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/4534>, accessed 30 June 2022.
Mother escorts her two daughters to Orchard Villa School. 1959. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/4534>