School Integration in Context Charactertells the painful story of the United States' move toward full integration in public education. Our new exhibit is rooted in the major civil rights legislation throughout the years - 1875 through 1964. What effect did Plessy v. Ferguson have on Virginia education? Fifty-eight years later, what effect did the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision have? Did you know that despite the Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing separate but equal schools, Spotsylvania did not integrate its public schools until the 1967-68 school year? Explore those questions and more in this exhibit.
Take a sneak peek at some of the images in the exhibit.
(painting above is by Norman Rockwell, "The Problem We All Face." Image use provided by Terry Miller, owner of this Rockwell print.)
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Coming: February 2014: Health Care
What is the history of health care in the United States? How did an organized health care system develop here in Spotsylvania (midwives, doctors, hospitals, etc.) All this and more in February, 2014.
Coming: March 2014: A History of Lingerie
In honor of National Women's Month, we explore the varieties of lingerie through history. Sip tea, munch on delectable sweets, and remember how you felt when you slipped on a special unmentionable. More details to come.
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