White Elementary School, Halifax County, VA

Title

White Elementary School, Halifax County, VA

Description

Top photo: Elementary school for whites, Halifax County
In the 1937–38 school year, about the time of this photo of a white elementary school in South Boston, Halifax County had eight brick, stone, or concrete schools for whites but only two similar buildings for blacks. Courtesy Library of Congress.

Bottom photo: Elementary school for whites, Halifax County
In 1937–38, in Halifax County, the total value of white school property was $561,262, contrasted to only $176,881 for the county's black schools. Shown here is a white elementary school in South Boston. Courtesy Library of Congress.

Source

From the Virginia Historical Society’s exhibition: the Civil Rights Movement in Virginia, 2004, Web site: http://vahistorical.org/civilrights/education.htm#images
Library of Congress
www.loc.gov

Date

1937-38

Citation

"White Elementary School, Halifax County, VA ," in Teaching with Laurel Grove School, Item #40, http://chnm.gmu.edu/laurelgrove/items/show/40 (accessed September 2, 2014).