January 25, 2017
Brian Daugherity, Assistant Professor of History, will talk about his new book, Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia (University of Virginia Press, 2016).
Virginia was a battleground state in the struggle to implement the Supreme Court’s historic Brown v. Board of Education decision. Keep On Keeping On is the first book to offer a comprehensive view of how African Americans and the NAACP in Virginia secured new educational opportunities for the state’s black population despite fierce opposition and a program of noncompliance crafted by the state’s political leaders. This book sheds new light on the civil rights movement and resistance to civil rights in Virginia and the South.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Multipurpose Room, Second Floor (Rm. 250), Cabell Library
Admission is free and all are welcome!