Brown v. Board of Education: Five Communities That Changed America
the National Park Service. has created a Brown vs. Board of Education lesson plan that places the landmark civil rights case within the context of five communities affected by school segregation, including Farmville, Virginia. Background reading on the website can help place school desegregation in a national context. Four photographs of a segregated African American school in Farmville give a stark visual representation of inequality in education during the 1950s. The website also offers ways these resources can be used in the classroom, and supplementary resources useful for further research.
How to Cite This Source
National Park Service, "Brown v. Board of Education: Five Communities That Changed America," in Virginia Civics, Item #281, http://vagovernmentmatters.org/web-resources/281 (accessed September 23, 2014).