Appeared on the 2018 List
In 1968, amidst the Civil Rights unrest of Los Angeles, five schools facing desegregation saw thousands of students walking out of school in protest. The schools included Abraham Lincoln High School, Belmont High School, James A. Garfield High School, Theodore Roosevelt High School and El Sereno Middle School.
The aging schools, still serving students, are considered outdated and are facing demolition. Some schools, such as Garfield, have already received new buildings and designs. The Trust wants to keep each school standing, as they represent an important place in U.S. history.