"In 1937, I walked through that door. Now Eighty-Five years later, I'm walking through that door again," James "Sonny" Knot. Several former students walked through the doors again as the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity opened on the former site of HCS #107.
The former school closed in 1959 and was a central part of the historic Brown v. The Board of Education Supreme Court Case. In 2012, the local group Friends of Hockessin Colored School #107 saved the property intending to transform the site into a center for education and diversity.
The Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity has been designated a National Historic Landmark, a New Castle County Park, and will be available for tours shortly.