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    Name: Brown v. Board of Education/Closing of Prince Edward Public Schools/Griffin vs. Prince Edward County School Board
    Date: May 24, 2019
    Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Day Two of a Three-day event commemorating the historical events that resulted in the 1954 U. S. Supreme Court Decision in Brown v. Board of education in which Prince Edward County was one of the five jurisdictions involved; the 1959 closing of public education in Prince Edward County; and the 1964 U. S. Supreme Court decision in Griffin vs. County School Board of Prince Edward wherein the court ruled that if public education was not provided in Prince Edward County, then public education could not be provided anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which led to the reopening of public education in Prince Edward County.
    Location:
    Moton Museum at 900 Griffin Blvd., Farmville, VA
    Longwood University at 201 HIgh Street, Farmville, VA
    Date/Time Information:
    May 24, 2019 beginning at 8:00 AM with tour of Moton Museum
    May 24, 2019 beginning at 10:00 AM with Panel Discussion on the Walk Out organzied by Babara Rose Johns
    May 24, 2019 beginning at 12 noon Panel Discussion on "Massive Resistance" with Lunch at Longwood University
    May 24, 2019 beginning at 2:00 PM at Longwood University Panel Discussion "After Massive Resistance"
    May 24, 2019 beginning at 6:00 PM dinner at Longwood University with Speaker on Griffin v. County School Board
    Contact Information:
    James Ghee
    Fees/Admission:
    Free Admission to all events
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