Title

Desegregation in Public Schools

Document Type

Encyclopedia Entry

Original Publication Date

2008

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Encyclopedia Virginia

Date of Submission

February 2020

Abstract

The desegregation of the public schools in Virginia began on February 2, 1959, and continued through early in the 1970s when the state government's attempts to resist desegregation ended. During this period, African Americans in Virginia pushed for desegregation primarily by filing lawsuits in federal courts throughout Virginia.

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VCU History Publications

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