It's been nearly 55 years since the Virginia General Assembly adopted a policy known as "Massive Resistance," the closing of public schools in protest of efforts to desegregate. Now there's an effort under way to involve the state's current residents in a dialogue about the policy's legacy.
It became a defining point in Civil Rights history. Fifty years ago after news of the violence against the initial freedom riders spread, hundreds more enlisted in the cause and joined 60 rides that summer.
An influx of new residents and businesses to the Shaw neighborhood in Northwest D.C. has some people welcoming progress, but is leading others to leave what many consider to be the heart and soul of "Chocolate City."
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