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New Kent School and the George W. Watkins School : from freedom of choice to integration

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Title:New Kent School and the George W. Watkins School : from freedom of choice to integration

Web site providing a lesson plan about the 1968 Green v. School Board of New Kent County (Virginia) United States Supreme Court decision which overturned a local "freedom-of-choice" school desegregation plan, ruling that such plans tend to be ineffective at achieving integration. The lesson plan includes an introductory question, historical context; a map of New Kent County, Virginia; readings relating to the Supreme Court case; photographs from the traditionally white New Kent School and the traditionally African American George W. Watkins School; a list of activities; and a list of supplementary resources.

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Types:Instructional materials | Maps | Photographs | Texts (document genres) | Web sites | Lesson plans | Teaching guides
Subjects:Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | Green, Charles C.--Trials, litigation, etc. | Segregation--United States | Segregation in education--United States | Segregation in education--Virginia--New Kent County | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | School integration--United States | School integration--Virginia--New Kent County | School integration--Massive resistance movement | School integration--Massive resistance movement--Virginia--New Kent County | Civil rights movements--United States | African Americans--Education--Virginia--New Kent County | African Americans--Education | Historic sites--Virginia--New Kent County | United States. Supreme Court | New Kent County (Va.)--Race relations--History--20th century | New Kent County (Va.) | New Kent (Va.)
Collection:Teaching with Historic Places
Institution:National Park Service
Contributors:United States. National Park Service | Teaching with Historic Places Collection
Online Publisher:[Washington (D.C.)] : National Park Service
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Persistent Link to Item:http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/104newkent/104newkent.htm