When Was the First Girl Admitted to Stuyvesant High School?

In 1969 13-year-old Alice De Rivera filed a lawsuit against Stuyvesant, charging discrimination on the basis of sex. The Board of Education announced that girls would be admitted if they could qualify scholastically. Nine girls started at Stuyvesant in September 1969; Alice De Rivera, whose family had moved away, was not one of them.

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