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

Jill Ogline Titus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835074
eISBN:
9781469602455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869369_titus
Subject:
History, African-American History

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 ... More


The Propagandist: Part 2

Tracey A. Sowerby

in Renaissance and Reform in Tudor England: The Careers of Sir Richard Morison

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199584635
eISBN:
9780191723162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584635.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses three major polemical works by Morison. It provides the first sustained discussion of the Comfortable Consolation, which was written to celebrate the birth of Prince Edward, ... More


Introduction Why Prince Edward County?

in Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226063898
eISBN:
9780226063911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226063911.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Prince Edward County (PEC), Virginia, was the neglected chapter in American civil rights history. The racial history of Prince Edward is rich and complex. The county's pliable race relations allowed ... More


“The Doors Was Chained, So I Knew Then”: Educational Options During the Closing Years

in Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226063898
eISBN:
9780226063911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226063911.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter evaluates how Prince Edwardians responded to the closure of public schools. Most whites enrolled at Prince Edward Academy. As a party to Brown, Prince Edward was one of the first ... More


The Federal Government Confronts the “Lone Pocket of Ludicrous Resistance”

in Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226063898
eISBN:
9780226063911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226063911.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter evaluates the role of the Kennedy administration, which adhered to a litigative strategy before spearheading the opening of the Free Schools in 1963. The Kennedy administration displayed ... More


The Grudging Resumption of Public Education

in Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226063898
eISBN:
9780226063911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226063911.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter demonstrates that the conflict in Prince Edward County did not end with the resumption of public education. While complying with the Supreme Court mandate to reopen schools, the county ... More


From the Courtroom to the Street: Black Activism in Prince Edward

in Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226063898
eISBN:
9780226063911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226063911.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter investigates the strengths and limitations of legal mobilization strategies to forge social change. It evaluates the gap in the use of directaction techniques by Prince Edward blacks ... More


The Pursuit of a Godly Conjunction

CLARE KELLAR

in Scotland, England, and the Reformation 1534-61

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266708
eISBN:
9780191708930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266708.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter begins by discussing that James V's unexpected death in December 1542 led to an entirely new phase in Henry VIII's policy towards Scotland. It then explains that in order to resolve ... More


Seizing the offensive

Jill Ogline Titus

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835074
eISBN:
9781469602455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869369_titus.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Rev. Leslie Francis Griffin, Prince Edward County's “fighting preacher,” who reminisced that “things were fine so long as we stayed in our place.” Virginia's interpretation of ... More


Washington, D. C., Meets Farmville

Jill Ogline Titus

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835074
eISBN:
9781469602455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869369_titus.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy called attention to the situation in Prince Edward. “We may observe with much sadness and irony that, outside of Africa, south of the ... More


“Clean as a Hound's Tooth”: White Justifications for the School Closings

in Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226063898
eISBN:
9780226063911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226063911.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores white justifications for the school closings. Prince Edward's leadership in resisting school desegregation was organizational—forming the white academy, attempting to use public ... More


The Greatest Gift We Ever Shall Receive

Jill Ogline Titus

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835074
eISBN:
9781469602455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869369_titus.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Moses Scott, who was a participant in the AFSC's Emergency Placement Program, which matched Prince Edward students eager to continue their education with host families and ... More


RFK, Prince Edward County, and the Revolution for Justice

William vanden Heuvel

in Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738173
eISBN:
9781501738180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738173.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter tells the story of Ambassador vanden Heuvel's meeting and subsequent close working relationship with Robert F. Kennedy. Appointed assistant attorney general at the Justice Department in ... More


Digging up Some Liberals

Jill Ogline Titus

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835074
eISBN:
9781469602455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869369_titus.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the group of white residents committed to the eventual reopening of the Prince Edward public schools who emerged from a semi-secret meeting at former school board chairman ... More


White Supremacy and Black Resistance in Prince Edward County and Virginia

in Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226063898
eISBN:
9780226063911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226063911.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the status of white leadership and black resistance in Prince Edward County and Virginia. White county leaders presumably anticipated that the opening of the new black high ... More


We Suffered Our Children to Be Destroyed

Jill Ogline Titus

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835074
eISBN:
9781469602455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869369_titus.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how Prince Edward blacks threw themselves into organizing the Prince Edward County Christian Association (PECCA) while the white community expressed its solidarity through ... More


No Middle Ground: The Rapid Ascent of Massive Resistance

in Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226063898
eISBN:
9780226063911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226063911.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores massive resistance to school desegregation pressures in Virginia. Prince Edward and Clarendon County promised fierce resistance, and school closings loomed as a real ... More


Breaking the Basket of Eggs: The Collapse of Massive Resistance

in Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226063898
eISBN:
9780226063911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226063911.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the eventual collapse of the state's attempt to permit no school desegregation anywhere. All of the states bordering Virginia—Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and ... More


Conclusion A County ahead of Its Time?

in Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226063898
eISBN:
9780226063911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226063911.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the recent efforts at the state and county levels to make amends for five years of closed schools. It assesses the ongoing impact of the closings on families and the community ... More


Friends in the Struggle

Jill Ogline Titus

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835074
eISBN:
9781469602455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869369_titus.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how the involvement of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in the Prince Edward struggle entered a new phase in October 1960, when Helen Baker arrived in Farmville. ... More


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