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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Brown's Battleground: Students, Segregationists, and the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Brown's Battleground: Students, Segregationists, and the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Free

In 1954 after the decision of the U. S. Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education was announced, Prince Edward County shut down its school system rather than comply with the Supreme Court's ruling. Hear author Jill Titus tell the story of the the seismic changes brought by the Court's decision and Virginia's move to resist desegregation. She illustrates the ways that ordinary people, black and white, battled, and continue to battle, over the role of public education in the United States. A book signing follows the talk.



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The Forgotten War: The War of 1812
Monday, November 07, 2011 — Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby

The Forgotten War: The War of 1812 highlights a forthcoming digital archive of materials in the collections of the Library of Virginia that relate to the War of 1812. Selections from the archive will address Virginia's role, including the impressment of American citizens as one cause of the war, the British blockade of the Chesapeake Bay, and military engagements at Craney Island and Washington, D.C.