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50 years since Griffin v County School Board of Prince Edward County

May 25, 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Griffin v County School Board of Prince Edward County, which provided a conclusion for the history I’ve been working on for The Unbound Project.

To commemorate the day, …

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The Free Schools Archive at VSU

I spent the day at the Free Schools Association archive at the historic black college VSU. Amidst the boxes of correspondences and receipts for supplies, I found that Neil Sullivan, the superintendent, methodically evaluated the effectiveness and culture of the …

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Plessy v. Ferguson

Tonight, I remembered having to memorize the facts of Plessy v. Ferguson in high school for an American History exam. I remember at the time trying to memorize the name and significance: it declared that it was legal to have different …

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The Farmville aquifer

I’m reading a book with great overview of the messy history of school integration : Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy by James T. Patterson. This book is making me think that the battles for …