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Historical Plaque Placed

Hamilton School MarkerOn Thursday, December 9, the Frisco Heritage Association placed a local historical plaque at the site of the Hamilton School, the school that served the African American students of the FISD prior to integration.

The building no longer stands, but the historical significance has not been forgotten.
Dr. Erwin G. Pink, member of the Heritage Association and school board member during the Hamilton Schooltime when they voted to follow the Civil Rights Act and fully integrate FISD schools in 1964, opened the program. Current Superintendent of Schools Rick Reedy spoke, as did Bill Stribling, who was Superintendent at that time.

Former Hamilton students were guests and spoke of their experiences; relatives of long-time teacher Portia Taylor were honored guests, as well.

The Heritage Association places four plaques annually. This marker is located at First Street Park.