Brown v. Board of Education Documents: Virginians Respond — Tidewater
Petition from Norfolk City Council to reopen schools. September 30, 195-. Office of the Governor, J. Lindsay Almond Papers. In this petition, the Norfolk City Council argued that because white schools were closed to avoid desegregation but that black schools remained open, the commonwealth should reopen all the schools under the direction of the commonwealth, not the local authority, as allowed by state law.