Green, Charles C.
Calvin Green's youngest son. Dr. Calvin Green became president of the New Kent County NAACP in 1960. Partly because of his three school-age sons, Green pressured the local school board to comply with the Brown decision in the early 1960s, to no avail. In early 1965 helped develop a lawsuit to force the New Kent School Board to integrate the county's schools. Charles C. Green v. County School Board of New Kent County, Virginia was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in March 1965. The suit was filed in Calvin Green's youngest son's name because he had the most years ahead of him as a student in the county and was most likely to still be in school if the case took a long time.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Civil Rights Movement in Virginia : An Exhibition on Display February 7 - June 19, 2004 (Virginia Historical Society)
- Encyclopedia Virginia (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities)