Prince Edward County Free School 1963-67

Prince Edward County Free School 1963-67

Creator Prince Edward County Free School
Description Between the years 1959 and 1963, there were no public schools in Prince Edward County, Virginia. After five long years the County and State allowed Prince Edward’s schools to reopen. Because the black children in the county had no school during this period of time (the white students attended an all white academy) it was thought best to organize a free school which would pave the way for hundreds of young children to return to school after a five year absence. The Prince Edward County, Virginia (free school) papers are the records of that effort. The papers contain correspondence, reports, photographs and other items, which document this sad period in Virginia History.
Call number Acc. #1969-38
Date from 1963
Date to 1967
Geographic school Prince Edward County, VA
Size CA 50,000 items
Access restrictions yes/no no
Access restrictions
Part Of larger collection yes/no
Larger collection title
Repository Virginia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives
Repository address Johnston Memorial Library, 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg, VA 23806
Repository contact name Lucious Edwards
Repository contact title University Archivist
Repository contact email
Repository contact phone (804) 524-5749
DoveRegion region5
Subjects o    African American students

o    African Americans–Civil rights

o    African Americans–Segregation

o    Public schools

o    Race relations

o    School children

o    School closings

o    School integration–Massive resistance movement

o    Segregation in education

o    Tutors and tutoring

Types o    Clippings

o    Correspondence

o    Legal documents

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