40 years late, millions of dollars short on school integration

There was an interesting article in the Post magazine section this weekend about scholarships being offered to the now-adult students affected when Prince Edward County shut down its public schools for five years rather than integrate.

It was an interesting and personal look on an issue that I (admittedly) don’t know a lot about. For example, I had no idea that Prince Edward County was party to the famous Brown v. Board of Education decision. I had never heard that PE had shut down the schools and opened a privately-funded school for white students, leaving black children with a choice to either go without schooling or move out of the county to live with relatives.

You should check it out- the people interviewed for the piece have really interesting stories.

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