Photograph showing African American students entering the front doors of the Free School #2 in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, in 1963. In 1959, Prince Edward County shut down its public schools in response to the Supreme Court's decision regarding school integration, and white citizens of Prince Edward County created a private school that exclusively admitted white students. African American children had no access to public education until 1963, when the Prince Edward County Free School System was formed using federal financial support.
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Forms part of the "With an Even Hand": Brown v. Board at Fifty Collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.