The Girls Who Brought the Walls Down . . .
and the Walls that Remain
A Conversation with Sharon McGlone about Desegregating Schools in Virginia
Join the Integrated Schools- Atlanta Chapter for a virtual conversation with Sharon McGlone.
Like many southern states, Virginia fought to keep African American and White students separate even after the Supreme Court ruled in 1954 that separate schools were inherently unequal. Ms. McGlone will share her experiences as a fourth-grader in 1963 when she and six other African-American girls integrated Robert E. Lee Elementary School and Spotsylvania High School.
Their efforts began the desegregation of Spotsylvania County schools in Virginia over the next five years.
To learn more about this important story: https://www.pilotonline.com/history/vp-womenshistory-mcglone-08132020-20200812-cip36uk7und7li25ylqjyerb4a-story.html
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