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Thomas Starr King Junior High School statue
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Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
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Federal Writers' Project
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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King Middle School is a public school that has been educating students from the Franklin Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, and Hollywood neighborhoods since 1926. In 1995, Thomas Starr King Junior High School reconfigured to a 6th through 8th middle school; it has approximately 2,854 students. In September of 1996, the school community established a strict dress code and uniform policy that states that the school uniform must be worn while attending school, intersession or during school-sponsored activities. It is a year-round school, which runs on three tracks. Tracks B and C start at the beginning of July, and Track A begins at the end of August. Thomas Starr King (1824-1864) was a Unitarian minister, orator, teacher, activist for social justice, and ardent patriot.
Statue at Thomas Starr King Junior High School at 4201 Fountain Avenue. The figure, a composite of North American Indian types, expresses the sullen acceptance of the fate imposed by the white man. It was sculpted by Djey el Djey, sculptor, and placed in the summer of 1936. It is called "The Vanquished Race." Photo dated: September 13, 1937.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 1510 4x5
Thomas Starr King Middle School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Statues--California--Los Angeles
Middle schools--California--Los Angeles
Indians of North America
Schools--California--Los Feliz (Los Angeles)
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Djey el Djey

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