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School Desegregation in Virginia

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



Newspapers are an invaluable source for researching the 20th-century civil rights movement. The Library's newspaper collections include both mainstream newspapers, which emphasize voices of the white establishment, and African American newspapers providing alternative perspectives on current events.


Patterson, James T. Brown v. Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and Its Troubled Legacy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Raffel, Jeffrey A. Historical Dictionary of School Segregation and Desegregation: The American Experience. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.