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Students arriving at the Free School #2 in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1963.

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Creator:O'Halloran, Thomas J.
Title:Students arriving at the Free School #2 in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1963.
Date:1963
Description:

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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Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Discrimination in education--United States | Segregation in education--United States | African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights--Virginia--Farmville | African American students--Virginia--Farmville | African American children--Virginia--Farmville | African American children--Education--Virginia--Farmville | Free School #2 (Farmville, Va.) | School buildings--Virginia--Farmville | United States, Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville, 37.3020965, -78.3919402
Collection:With an Even Hand: Brown vs. Board at Fifty
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress
Original Material:

Forms part of the "With an Even Hand": Brown v. Board at Fifty Collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown/images/br0203as.jpg