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dc.contributor.authorModlin, Carolyn Carteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:20:08Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:20:08Z
dc.date.issued1998-08-25en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-121098-154942en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30040
dc.description.abstractTHE DESEGREGATION OF SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA SCHOOLS 1954-1970 By Carolyn C. Modlin Committee Chairpersons: Dr. Thomas C. Hunt and Dr. Robert R. Richards (ABSTRACT) The struggle to achieve integration of public schools in Southampton County, Virginia, has been an ongoing process that has occurred through the years since the Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483, 493, 74 S.Ct. 686, 691 (1954) and Brown v. Board of Education, 349 U.S. 294, 75 S.Ciit. 753 (1955), and Green v. County School Board of New Kent County, Virginia, 391 U.S. 430, 88 S.Ct. 1689, 20 L.Ed.2d 716 (1968). The time frame of 1954 until 1970 is particularly significant because of happenings that took place prior to the time that Judge Robert R. Merhige, federal judge of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, ruled that all school divisions which operated dual school systems for Black and White students must fully integrate. Through the use of acceptable methods of historical research including personal interviews to record the oral history, school board minutes, personal correspondence, newspaper articles, books, and other such materials available to the writer, this dissertation records information regarding the desegregation of Southampton County Schools. The purpose of this study is to examine the roles of individuals and groups in the desegregation process that took place in the public schools of this rural, southside Virginia county during the years of 1954 to 1969. This study will provide a greater understanding of leadership, local governance, racial, and social class concerns of Southampton County citizens, as well as, a documentation of an important part of the history of Southampton County, Virginia.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartDISSERTATION.PDFen_US
dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectsegregationen_US
dc.subjectmassive resistanceen_US
dc.subjectdesegregationen_US
dc.titleThe Desegregation of Southampton County, Virginia Schools 1954-1970en_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRiddick, Alline B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCurcio, Claire Cole Vaughten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEarthman, Glen I.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-121098-154942/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairRichards, Robert R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairHunt, Thomas C.en_US
dc.date.sdate1998-12-10en_US
dc.date.rdate1998-11-11
dc.date.adate1998-11-11en_US


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