Virginia Desegregation Photographs


Virginia Desegregation Photographs


CBS and the Associated Press


Virginia School Desegretation Photographs, 1959-1965, Accession #15200, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.


1959 - 1961

Items in the Virginia Desegregation Photographs Collection

Photo reproduced from the CBS program "The Lost Class of '59," a documentary featuring the story of Massive Resistance to school desegregation in Virginia

Protestors in Richmond gathered to protest the closing of Prince Edward Co. Public Schools. The county school board closed the schools rather than comply with a federal court order to integrate them

"Four Negro pupils, first to breach the color line in the history of Virginia public schools, leave home to attend classes at Stratford Junior High school this morning. They are, from left, Gloria Thompson, Ronald Deskins, Lance Newman, and Michael…