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dc.contributor.authorLucas, Joanne Harrisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-28T08:00:29Z
dc.date.available2013-04-28T08:00:29Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-27en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:367en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/19367
dc.description.abstractThe primary purpose of this study was to investigate the history of Princess Anne County Training School and Union Kempsville High School in Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach, Virginia. The method of inquiry was qualitative, historical research that relied on oral histories to provide a cultural understanding of the school from the perspectives of its students, administrators, teachers, and staff. The school\'s history was reconstructed through direct engagement with individuals whose interviews recounted the establishment, growth, operation, and demise of Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School. In order to minimize the nostalgic influence and bring greater validity to the oral histories, data were also collected from historical accounts, school board and community organization minutes, local periodicals, and school artifacts.  
Segregation cultivated legally separate-but-equal schools for Blacks and Whites, with little or no attention given to actual equality. In 1925, the Black community in Princess Anne County, Virginia, mobilized to build a high school for their children who were denied an education beyond seventh grade. Princess Anne County Training School opened for Black students in 1938 and initially utilized a curriculum based on industrial education. It was the first and only Black high school in Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach, Virginia. As Princess Anne County Training School progressed, the Black community eventually repudiated the term, training school. The school\'s name was changed to Union Kempsville High School in the fall of 1961. Gradual desegregation inaugurated by the Brown v. Board of Education decisions led to a decline in student enrollment, and Union Kempsville High School closed in 1969.  
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectBlacken_US
dc.subjectCounty Training Schoolen_US
dc.subjectDesegregationen_US
dc.subjectIndustrial Educationen_US
dc.subjectMassive Resistanceen_US
dc.subjectSegregationen_US
dc.subjectSeparate-But-Equalen_US
dc.titleThe History of Princess Anne County Training School and Union Kempsville High School Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach, Virginia 1925-1969en_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairTwiford, Travis W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeechairTripp, Norman Wayneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCash, Carol S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHoyle, Violet Johnsonen_US


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