From our Alan Taylor's "America 50 Years Ago: The World In 1961."  Caption reads:

Billy Stanley, 8-year-old third-grader, the only white pupil at St. Philip the Apostle's school in Albany, New York, studies with African-American friends. Billy says he likes school, and that the other pupils "treat me good." Photo taken on September 19, 1961.


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