The Future of America's Past

School Interrupted

03/23/2020 | 27m 2s | Video has closed captioning.

In the rural district of Prince Edward County, Virginia, young people staged a strike in 1951—an effort that culminated in the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board that outlawed segregated schools. Ed meets participants of that strike, as well as a museum educator, author, and librarian. He learns about the resilience of local black families when segregationists closed public schools for fiv

Aired: 03/23/20

Rating: TV-G

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The Future of America's Past is a local public television program presented by VPM.