A 1951 protest of poor conditions at Moton High School in Farmville resulted in the school becoming one of the plaintiffs in the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended legal segregation in public schools. But in 1959, Prince Edward County officials closed the the public schools for five years, rather than see them integrate. Longwood College social work professor Edna Allen Bledsoe joins William and Mary‘s Rod Smolla for a look at the legacy of this historic event.

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