African-American Elementary School, Halifax County

Title

African-American Elementary School, Halifax County

Description

Both the state and local governments supported the public school system, but black schools were chronically underfunded. Compare this primitive, wooden African American school in South Boston, Virginia, to the photographs of nearby white schools in South Boston from the same time period, the 1920s and 1930s.

Source

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

Date

1920s -1930s

Files

Citation

"African-American Elementary School, Halifax County," in Teaching with Laurel Grove School, Item #66, http://chnm.gmu.edu/laurelgrove/items/show/66 (accessed October 31, 2014).