In 1951 a group of African American students at Robert R. Moton High School in Prince Edward County, Virginia, organized a strike to protest the substandard school facilities provided for …


Replay: By Definition: The Racial Integrity Act of 1924

Passed at the height of the eugenics movement, the Racial Integrity Act proclaimed the existence of only two racial categories in Virginia—”colored” and white.  The law stripped Native Americans, and …


The Making of a Civil Rights Museum

In 1951, young Barbara Johns led a student walkout to protest conditions at her segregated Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia.  Her actions led to a lawsuit that eventually helped …


The Dark Side of Teen Popularity

“Losers shop at Target.” That’s one of the messages coming through in ‘Gossip Girls,’ a popular teen book and TV series. Naomi Johnson (Longwood University) says these books are filled …


Attention Deficit Disorder: A Treatment Dilemma

An estimated 5 percent of American children and some 6 million American adults are affected by Attention Deficit Disorder. What causes this disorder? And what’s the best way to treat …

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