Desegregation of Charlottesville, Virginia Public Schools, 1954-1969: a case study

Crowe, Dallas R., Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
Holmes, III, George W., Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
Seawell, W. H., University of Virginia
Bash, James H., University of Virginia

School desegregation became a matter of paramount concern for school boards, school administrators, and communities when the decision of the United States Supreme Court, in the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, was announced on May 17, 1954. The decision of the Supreme Court created special concern for most people in the states of the South. By law and custom segregation of the races was a way of life in the South. The decision of the Supreme Court, thus, was a threat to an established social order. Many white citizens were opposed to the change ordered by the Supreme Court. Others were reluctant to have such a change made because of social pressure from relatives, friends, neighbors, or business associates. This was the case in Virginia and in Charlottesville.

PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Public schools -- Virginia -- Charlottesville, Segregation in education -- Virginia -- Charlottesville, Schools -- Virginia -- Charlottesville

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