May 27, 2014
"Integration of Wakefield High School" commemorates the integration of Wakefield and the formerly all-black Hoffman-Boston High School.
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Book features stories of 21 African-American Wakefield students.
Today, there are more blacks than whites at Wakefield High School, but 60 years ago, Wakefield was a segregated high school without any black students. According to Arlington Public Schools’ statistics as of Oct. 30, 2013, white students make up only 16.6 percent of the total student body while black students account for 23.9 percent.