Massive Resistance, Panel 3

A conference was held marking the 50th anniversary of the 1959 end of Massive Resistance, Virginia’s campaign to circumvent the… read more

A conference was held marking the 50th anniversary of the 1959 end of Massive Resistance, Virginia’s campaign to circumvent the public school desegregation ordered in the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954. In 1958, Virginia Governor James Almond closed schools throughout Virginia, most predominately in Norfolk, to prevent them from being integrated.

Panelists talked about the experiences of students in Norfolk during the time of the Massive Resistance. The panel was moderated by Cassandra Newby-Alexander.

The second panel on “The Student Experience” at 2:00 p.m. was the third panel of the 12th Annual Virginia Political History Project “With All Deliberate Speed? Massive Resistance in Virginia.” The conference was held on Friday, July 17, 2009, in the Virginia Capitol Building, in Richmond, Virginia. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 22, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 23, 2009

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  • Aug 22, 2009 | 2:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 22, 2009 | 8:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 23, 2009 | 2:09am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 23, 2009 | 8:09am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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