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Handley Library

100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
540 662-9041

April 2019

Author Event: Ken Woodley – The Road to Healing

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Prince Edward County, Virginia closed its public school system in 1959 in "massive resistance" to the U.S. Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board decision of 1954. The editorial pages of the local family-owned newspaper, The Farmville Herald, led the fight to lock classrooms rather than integrate them. The school system remained closed until the fall of 1964, when the County was forced by federal courts to comply with the school integration ordered by Brown. The vast majority of white children…

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