The educational lockout of African Americans in Prince Edward County, Virginia (1959-1964) : personal accounts and reflections
- Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2010.
- Physical description
- xviii, 99 p. ; 24 cm.
- Issues in black education series.
LA380 .P74 E48 2010
- Unknown LA380 .P74 E48 2010
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- "Grassroots schools" and training centers in the Prospect district of Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1959-1964 / Amy Tillerson-Brown
- We will move : the Kennedy administration and restoring public education to Prince Edward County, Virginia / Brian E. Lee
- Farmville, 1963 : the long hot summer / Jill Ogline Titus
- Black resilience vs. white resistance in Prince Edward County / John Craig
- Northerners in a Jim Crow world : Queens College summer experience / Michael R. Wenger and Stan F. Shaw
- A lecture from the children of the "lost-generation" of students from Prince Edward County, Virginia / Terence Hicks
- Reflections of African American parents, teachers, and students in Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1959-1964 / Michael K. Herndon.
- Publisher's Summary
- The Educational Lockout of African Americans in Prince Edward County, Virginia (1959-1964): Personal Accounts and Reflections provides ground-breaking research on the historical events surrounding the Prince Edward County's school closings. For five years (1959-1964), the families of 1,700 African American students were forced to cope with the absence of public schooling in the county. Their efforts led to the case Davis v. the County School Board of Prince Edward County, which was one of the cases that were consolidated with Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. The book offers the reader two exciting sections. In the first section, the contributing authors provide interesting findings on Grassroots schools, the Kennedy administration, and an African American movement during the Prince Edward County school closings. In the second section, the authors provide the reader with personal reflections and a lecture from four professors whose parents were affected by the Prince Edward County lockout. Three of the four professors were graduates of the Prince Edward County school system.
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- Publication date
- [edited by] Terence Hicks and Abul Pitre.
- Issues in black education series