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School Desegregation in Virginia

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



Cobb, James C. The Brown Decision, Jim Crow, and Southern Identity. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2005.

Littlejohn, Jeffrey L., and Charles Howard Ford. Elusive Equality: Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk’s Public Schools. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012.

Nevin, David, and Robert E. Bills. The Schools That Fear Built: Segregationist Academies in the South. Washington: Acropolis Books, 1976.

Pratt, Robert A. The Color of Their Skin: Education and Race in Richmond, Virginia, 1954–89. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1992.

Ryan, James E. Five Miles Away, a World Apart: One City, Two Schools, and the Story of Educational Opportunity in Modern America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Wilkinson, J. Harvie. From Brown to Bakke: The Supreme Court and School Integration, 1954–1978. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.