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Byrd denies ever advocating the closing of public schools during "Massive Resistance"

A report on William B. Spong, Jr.'s voting record in the Virginia State Senate, highlighting especially his support for Massive Resistance

Documents from the planning committee meeting about desegregation in public schools

"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…

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

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