Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Ever wonder what happened after the Brown v. Board of Education decision when one Virginia school system refused to integrate? Well, I didn't either until I discovered Something Must be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, A Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle by journalist Kristen Green, the TRUE account of the aftermath of this important event in our country's history.

Green, who grew up in the same town, and gives readers a personal look into her own life, as well as a behind the scenes look into Prince Edward County, Virginia, it's black citizens, and all the racism and corruption in between. All of us remember her small town's resistance to change, but many don't know that they went to such extremes. Closing all public schools in order to stop integration. Opening private white-only schools. So much light was shed in this extremely interesting read.

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