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School Desegregation in Virginia

A guide to published and digital resources related to the history of school desegregation in Virginia.



Secondary Sources

Daugherity, Brian J. Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2016.

Day, John Kyle. The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2014.

Diehl, Huston. Dream Not of Other Worlds: Teaching in a Segregated Elementary School, 1970. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2007.

Ely, James W. The Crisis of Conservative Virginia: The Byrd Organization and the Politics of Massive Resistance. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1976.

Heinemann, Ronald L. Harry Byrd of Virginia. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1996.

Lassiter, Matthew D., and Andrew B. Lewis. The Moderates’ Dilemma: Massive Resistance to School Desegregation in Virginia. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1998.

Leidholdt, Alexander. Standing before the Shouting Mob: Lenoir Chambers and Virginia’s Massive Resistance to Public-School Integration. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1997.

Mays, David John, and James R. Sweeney. Race, Reason, and Massive Resistance: The Diary of David J. Mays, 1954–1959. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2008.

Primary Sources

Boyle, Sarah-Patton. The Desegregated Heart: A Virginian's Stand in Time of Transition. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 2001.

Kilpatrick, James Jackson. The Southern Case for School Segregation. New York: Crowell-Collier Press, 1962.

-- The Sovereign States: Notes of a Citizen of Virginia. Chicago: H. Regnery, 1957.

Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government. The Rational Approach. A Statement [of Alfred J. Schweppe, Dissenting from Report of the Standing Committee on the Bill of Rights of the American Bar Association, 1961 on the Desegregation Decision in Brown v. Board of Education]. Richmond, VA: 1961.