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50th Anniversary Of Prince Edward County's Fight Against Desegregation

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Fifty years ago more than 2,000 students were denied public school education in Prince Edward County, after the county became the only jurisdiction in the nation to close its public school system rather than comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to desegregate.
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Fifty years ago more than 2,000 students were denied public school education in Prince Edward County, after the county became the only jurisdiction in the nation to close its public school system rather than comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to desegregate.

Fifty years ago in Virginia, Prince Edward County became the only jurisdiction in the nation to close its public school system rather than comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to desegregate.

For the next five years, as Sarah McConnell reports, more than 2,000 African-American students and a number of poor white ones were denied a public school education...

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