Del. school that taught black students faces sale

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) - December 25, 2011

Hockessin School 107C, now part of a five-acre parcel belonging to the Hockessin Community Center, will be sold by the New Castle County sheriff's office on Jan. 10.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the center has been sued for unpaid construction debts of nearly $210,000. ( ). The construction company had given the community center's board of directors until Oct. 31 to resolve the debt, or be sold.

The school educated black students in the years before a landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Brown vs. Board of Education, struck down racial segregation. The area of the community center where the school was located was gutted in a renovation.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.

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