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Honorary commencement ceremony at Prince Edward County High School, Va., 2003

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Creator:Peeples, Edward H. (Edward Harden), 1935-
Title:Honorary commencement ceremony at Prince Edward County High School, Va., 2003
Date:2003 June 15
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Prince Edward County High School

Robert R. Moton High School (Prince Edward County)

Awarding of honorary diplomas at Prince Edward County High School, Prince Edward County, Va., on June 15, 2003. Some four hundred former Prince Edward County students were awarded honorary diplomas at Prince Edward County High School, which was formerly the "new" Robert R. Moton High School. These students were denied education when public schools were closed by the white oligarchy for five years (1959-1964) to avoid desegregation and compliance with the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court orders.

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Local identifier: pec206.tif

Types:StillImage | Photographs
Subjects:Prince Edward County High School (Prince Edward County, Va.) | Commencement ceremonies--Virginia--Prince Edward County | African Americans--Virginia--Prince Edward County | High schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Segregation in education--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Reparations for historical injustices--Virginia--Prince Edward County | African Americans--Reparations--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Auditoriums--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Prince Edward County (Va.)
Collection:Edward H. Peeples Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Schools
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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