The Road to Reconciliation: Farmville's Fight for Equality DVD

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SKU: DC016972
Format: DVD
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Runtime: 20

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A small school in rural Farmville, Virginia, was pivotal in dismantling the law of “separate, but equal” in public schools. Acts of student civil disobedience led to the passing of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Rather than integrate, however, Prince Edward County public schools closed from 1959 to 1964, and many African-American students were denied an education. This program features a congressional pilgrimage from Washington, D.C. that witnesses a community’s efforts to revisit the events of the past, restore educational opportunities, and share stories in an act of reconciliation.