Crispus Attucks High School was opened in Indianapolis in 1927 for the purpose of separating black students from white students and actual Ku Klux Klan members served on the school board.  

It became an outstanding educational institution because of the discrimination against the highly qualified teachers who were unable to find teaching positions elsewhere brought those teachers to Crispus Attucks. This expertise helped the black students at Attucks to excel. 

The Attucks Museum documents the early history of the school. The school became nationally famous in 1955 when Crispus Attucks made history by having the first all black team to win the open state basketball championship. Crispus Attucks is part of the Indianapolis School District.

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