Robert R. Moton High School, Prince Edward County, Va., view of chains, 1962-1963

Robert R. Moton High School, Prince Edward County, Va., view of chains, 1962-1963

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Creator:Peeples, Edward H. (Edward Harden), 1935-
Title:Robert R. Moton High School, Prince Edward County, Va., view of chains, 1962-1963

Robert R. Moton High School (Prince Edward County)

Prince Edward County High School

African Americans

Robert R. Moton High School for African Americans on county road 628 in Prince Edward County, Va. This was the name of the school at the time the photo was taken in 1962. View of school from the east. Lock and chains blocking the driveway are seen in the foreground. The school was built in 1953, two years after the boycott by students at the original Robert R. Moton High School. This building had a pupil capacity of 650 and served grades 8-12. It was one of only two schools for African Americans in the county to have indoor plumbing and either steam or hot water heat. Later renamed Prince Edward County High School.


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Types:StillImage | Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:R.R. Moton High School (Farmville, Va.) | Prince Edward County High School (Prince Edward County, Va.) | Schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | African American schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | High schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | Public schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | School buildings--Virginia--Prince Edward County--History--Pictorial works | Historic buildings--Virginia--Prince Edward County--Pictorial works | Schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County | African American schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County | High schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Public schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County | School buildings--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Historic buildings--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Segregation in education--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Driveways--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Gates--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Snow--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Prince Edward County (Va.)
Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Contributors:VCU Libraries. JBC Special Collections
Online Publisher:Richmond, Va. : VCU Libraries
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Edward H. Peeples Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Schools

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