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Selected Bibliography

The following is a bibliography of major articles, research, and publications relevant to the public schools history in Prince Edward, Virginia:

Articles and Research

Brookover, Wilbur B. “Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia, 1953-1993.” The Journal of Negro Education. 62/2 (Spring 1993): 146-162.

Brookover, Wilbur B, Arthur Dudley, and Robert Green. “Prince Edward County, Thirty Years After: ‘A Pretty Good Place to Live.’” The Journal of Negro Education. 62/2 (Spring 1993): 171-189.

DuBois, W.E.B. “The Negroes of Farmville, Virginia.” United States Department of Labor. Washington, D.C. : GPO.

Egerton, John. “A Gentlemen’s Fight in Prince Edward County, Virginia.” American Heritage. August 1979: 56-65.Freeman, Allen. “Farmville: A Burden of History.” Historic Preservation. January 1996.

Foster, Gerald A. The Status of Blacks in the Commonwealth of Virginia: From Prince Edward County to the Election of 1985. Hampton, Virginia: Hampton University, 1986.

Green, Robert L. and Louise J. Hoffman. “A Case Study of the Effects of Educational Deprivation on Southern Rural Negro Children.”The Journal of Negro Education. 34 (Summer 1965): 327-41.

Green , Robert L., Hoffman, L.J., & Morgan, Robert F. ”Some Effects of Deprivation on Intelligence, Achievement, and Cognitive Growth.” Journal of Higher Education. Vol. 36 , 1967:5-14.

Green , R. L., Hoffman, L.J., Morse, R.J., Hayes, M.E., & Morgan, R.F. “The Educational Status of Children During the First School Year Following Four Years of Little or No Schooling.” Cooperative Research Project No. 2498, United States Office of Education. Department of Health, Education and Welfare: 1966.

Green, Robert L. and Robert F. Morgan. “The Effects of Resumed Schooling on the Measured Intelligence of Prince Edward County’s Black Children.” The Journal of Negro Education. 38 (Spring 1969): 147-155.

Green , Robert L., Hoffman, Louis J., Morse, Richard J., Hayes, Marilyn E., & Morgan, Robert F. “The Educational Status of Children in A District Without Public Schools.” Cooperative Research Project No. 2321, United States Office of Education. Department of Health Education and Welfare, 1964.

Green, Robert L. and Edgar A. Schuler. “A Southern Education and School Integration.” Phylon. Vol. 28, No. 1, 1967.

Green , R. L., Hoffman, L.J., Morse, R.J., Hayes, M.E., & Morgan, R.F., The Education of Children in a District Without Schools. East Lansing Michigan: Michigan State University, School of Education, 1964.

Hale-Smith, M.E. “The Effect of Early Educational Disruption on the Belief Systems and Educational Practices of Adults; Another Look at the Prince Edward County School Closings. Journal of Negro Education. Vol. 62, No.2: 171-189.

Madison, Sybil. “And Still They Rise: Factors Related to Resilience in African American Students Affected by the Prince Edward County School
Closing.” Berkeley: Doctoral Dissertation, University of California, 1998.

Morrow, Lance. “Prince Edward and the Past.” Time 17 November 1989.

Neff, David. “The Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties, 1954-1967.” Norfolk, Virginia: Master’s Thesis, Old Dominion University, 1992

Peeples, Edward H. A Perspective of the Prince Edward School Issue. Philadelphia: Master's Thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1963.

Peeples, Edward H. “Prince Edward County, The Story Without An End.”
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, D.C., 1963

“Prince Edward County, Virginia: The Most Important Spot In American Education Today.” New York State Education. 51(March 1964): 16.

Schuler, Edgar A. and Green, Robert L. “Social Control and Non-Conformity in a Southern Town. In E.A. Schuler, T.Holt, D. Gibson, & W. Brookover (Eds.), Readings in Sociology: 621-630. New York: Thomas Cromwell, 1974.

Smith, Robert C. “Prince Edward County, 1979: Just Say That We Remember.” Southern Exposure. Vol. 7, No.2, 1979.

Smith, Robert C. “Prince Edward County: Revisited and Revitalized.” The Virginia Quarterly Review. Volume 73 No. 1 (Winter 1997): 1-27.

Spreng, Jennifer E. "Scenes from the Southside: A Desegregation Drama in Five Acts." University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Journal, Vol. 19 (1997), pp. 327-412.

Steck, John C. “The Prince Edward County, Virginia Story.” Farmville: Farmville Herald, 1963.

Turner, Kara. “It Is Not At Present A Very Successful School: Prince Edward County and the Black Educational Struggle, 1865-1995.” Durham, North Carolina: Doctoral Dissertation, Duke University, 2001

United States Commission on Civil Rights. Civil Rights U.S.A.: Public Schools/Southern States 1962. Washington , D.C. : Government Printing Office, 1962.

Wallenstein, Peter. “‘I Went to Law School to Fight Segregation’: Oliver Hill and the Siege in Virginia against Jim Crow.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1992.

Wallenstein, Peter. “Seizing the “Equal” in “Separate but Equal”: The NAACP and the Public Schools of Virginia in the 1940s.” Paper presented at he annual meeting of the Society of Legal History, Richmond, Virginia, 1996.


Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Egerton, John. Speak Now Against The Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.

Egerton, John. Shades of Gray: Dispatches from the Modern South. Baton Rouge: University of Louisiana Press, 1991.

Foster, Vonita W., & Foster, Gerald, A. Silent Trumpets of Justice: Integration’s Failure in Prince Edward County. Hampton, Virginia: U.B. & U.S. Books, 1993.

Green , R. L., Hoffman, L.J., Morse, R.J., Hayes, M.E., & Morgan, R.F., The Education of Children in a District Without Schools. East Lansing Michigan: Michigan State University, School of Education, 1964.

Heinemann, Ronald L. Harry Byrd of Virginia. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1996.

Holland, R. The Story of Prince Edward Free Schools. Charlottesville, Virginia: The Michie Company, 1964.

Irons, Peter. Jim Crow’s Children: The Broken Promise of the Brown Decision. New York: Viking Press, 2002

Kluger, Richard. Simple Justice. Volumes 1 and 2. New York:Alfred A. Knopf, 1975.

Kluger, Richard, Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America’s Struggle for Equality. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976.

Lassiter, Matthew D. and Lewis, Andrew B. The Moderate’s Dilemma:
Massive Resistance to School Desegregation in Virginia

Moton, Robert R. Finding A Way Out. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1920.

Moton, Robert R. What The Negro Thinks. New York: Doubleday, Doren & Co., 1929.

Muse, Benjamin. Virginia’s Massive Resistance. Bloomington, Indiana:
Indiana University Press, 1961.

Smith, Robert C. They Closed Their Schools: Prince Edward County, Virginia 1951-1964. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1965.

Sullivan, Neil V., Thomas LaSalle Maynard, and Carol Lynn Yellin. Bound for Freedom: An Educator’s Adventures in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1965.

Williams, Juan. Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years. New York: Viking Penguin, 1987.

Court Decisions

United State Supreme Court:

Griffin et al. v. County School Board of Prince Edward County et al. 337 US 218 (1964) Washington, D.C.

Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. 349 U.S. 294 (1955) Washington, D.C.: GPO, 75 S. Ct. 753 (1955).

Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. 347 U.S. 483 (1954). Washington, D.C.: GPO, 74 S. Ct. 686 (1954).

Case Files, Brown et al. v. Board of Education. Washington, D.C.: National Archives

Plessy v. Ferguson. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 163 U.S. 537 (1896)

State and District Courts:

Davis et al. v. County School Board of Prince Edward County,
103 F. Supp. 337, I Race Rel. L. Rep. 82

Griffin et al. v. County School Board of Prince Edward County et al. 337 US 218