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Class photo of 1954 at Virginia Road Elementary School, 2925 Virginia Road, in Los Angeles. On the far right is the first grade teacher who taught at this school for 14 years, 1946-1950 and 1953-1962. Located on the far left is Bessie Bruington-Burke. She was the first Black teacher and then the first Black Principal of the whole West side.
Virginia Road Elementary School (Los Angeles, Calif.) Teachers--California--Los Angeles Elementary schools--California--Los Angeles School children--California--Los Angeles Shades of L.A. Collection photographs Group portraits Portrait photographs