Crispus Attucks High School
Indianapolis, Indiana
Mascot: Tigers
Colors:   Green      Gold   
Year Opened: 1927
Year Closed: 1986

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Crispus Attucks High School was opened in 1927 and named for Crispus Attucks, a black man who was the first American to die in the Revolutionary War. As the only option for black students in the area, enrollment topped 3,000 students in the 1940's. The school was also the only option for black educators, resulting in the best becoming teachers and administrators at Crispus Attucks. Every teacher at Crispus Attucks High School had, at least, a Masters degree.

Crispus Attucks is probably most remembered for its sports teams. The 1955 basketball team, which featured future NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, became the first all-black team in the U. S. to win a State Championship. They were also the first team from Indianapolis to win the Indiana State Championship. History shows the magnitude of this accomplishment as the team had to overcome obvious prejudice from the opposing fans as well as many referees. They won the championship again the next year (the first undefeated team in Indiana high school history), then again in 1959.

Crispus Attucks High School was closed in 1986 and converted to a Junior High school. In 1993 it was changed to a Middle school. In 2006, it was reopened as "The Medical Magnet at Crispus Attucks", a medical preparatory school for grades 6-12.

The building is also the home of the Crispus Attucks Museum. The museum contains a collection of Crispus Attucks High School yearbooks as well as other treasures from Crispus Attucks High School and a collection of African & African-American memorabilia and art.

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  • Crispus Attucks High School Yearbooks

    Online yearbooks: 1928 1929 1931 1932 1935 1936 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1948 1949 1950 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986

  • Crispus Attucks Books
    Crispus Attucks High School:
    Hail to the Green, Hail to the Gold

  • Video on Demand (free preview)
    Something to Cheer About
    A documentary about the Crispus Attucks Tigers

  • Newspaper Articles, Student Paper & More
    IUPUI University Digital Archives

  • Alumni on the Web
    Attucks Alumni Network
    Attucks on Facebook


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