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Brown's Battleground: Students, Segregationists, and the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Jill Ogline Titus


When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, Prince Edward County, Virginia, home to one of the five cases combined by the Court under Brown, abolished its public school system rather than integrate. This book situates the crisis in Prince Edward County within the seismic changes brought by Brown and Virginia's decision to resist desegregation. While school districts across the South temporarily closed a building here or there to block a specific desegregation order, only in Prince Edward did local authorities abandon public education entirely—an ... More

Keywords: Supreme Court, Prince Edward County, Virginia, public school system, desegregation, public education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835074
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869369_titus


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jill Ogline Titus, author