Hampton Roads: Remembering Our Schools

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With this striking collection of historical images, experience a front-row view of the origination of the public school system within Hampton Roads and the epic struggle for racial equality. From the seventeenth century until the present, this area of the Old Dominion has been at the forefront of challenges, including Reconstruction, Jim Crow law, racial disharmony and public resistance to tax-based public schools. The fiftieth anniversary of the reopening of Norfolk's desegregated schools marks an especially appropriate occasion on which to look back at the evolution of public education in the Hampton Roads region.
ISBN: 9781596296022
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Vintage Images
Images: 156
Pages: 126
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Cassandra Newby-Alexander is an Associate Professor of History at Norfolk State University. She co-wrote A Slave Ship Speaks: The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie. She is currently working on the history of African Americans in Norfolk, commissioned by the city of Norfolk, and in 2005 was recognized by American Legacy magazine as one of the nation's top teachers in African-American history at an Historically Black College. Jeffrey Littlejohn is an Assistant Professor of History at Sam Houston State University and previously taught at Norfolk State. Charles Ford is a Professor and Chair of the History department at Norfolk State University. Sonia Yaco is the Director, Special Collections Librarian, and University Archivist at Old Dominion University.
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