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Tue, 07.17.1956

Davis v. Prince Edward Co. School Board is Decided

The Plaintiffs

*Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County was decided on this date in 1956.  Though filed in May 1951, it was one of the five cases combined into Brown v. Board of Education, in which the U.S. Supreme Court, in 1954, officially overturned racial segregation in U.S. public schools.  

In 1951, Spottswood Robinson and Oliver Hill from the local NAACP filed suit for one hundred seventeen students.  The Davis case was the only such case initiated by Barbara Rose Johns, leader of a student protest. The case challenged segregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia.  

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

When you lie again in the street of forgetfulness smashed beyond recognition courting the dark avenue, when you wake to the alien walls that do not touch your... TO A WOMAN POET THAT I KNOW by Pinkie Gordon Lane.
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