Student Resources

Online Resources

Encyclopedia Virginia
Moton School Strike and Desegregation Fight
Comprehensive overview and timeline of Prince Edward County’s 13-year school desegregation battle from 1951 to 1964. 

Library of Virginia
Brown v. Board of Education: Virginia Responds (Documents)
Letters from organizations and individual citizens in response to Brown and Massive Resistance.

National Archives
Teaching With Documents: Brown v. Board of Education
Teaching activities and documents about Davis v. Prince Edward (Virginia’s “Brown case”), including photos of segregated Moton High School and Farmville High School.

Virginia Center for Digital History at The University of Virginia
Television News of the Civil Rights Era, 1950-1970

Brown-related interviews and oral histories, official reports, and speeches by former state and local leaders, Prince Edward County teachers, students, and attorneys.

Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries Digital Collections
Edward H. Peeples Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Schools
Over 100 images of abandoned public schools and the newly-opened, private “segregation academy” in early-1960s Prince Edward County.

Farmville 1963 Civil Rights Protests
Nearly 500 images of the non-violent student demonstrations in Downtown Farmville, just one month before the March on Washington.

Virginia’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission
Brown v. Board of Education: Virginia’s Role and Response
Overview of the five cases that comprised Brown v. Board of Education and Virginia’s Massive Resistance policies.

Virginia State University Library
Brown: Before and After
Photos and primary documents relating to segregated education in Prince Edward County, the Davis lawsuit, and the Kennedy Administration’s 1963-64 Prince Edward Free Schools.