Green v. County School Board of New Kent County

Green v. County School Board of New Kent County (HMBLV)

Location: Quinton, VA 23141 New Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.788', W 77° 5.898'

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In the 1968 Green v. County School Board of New Kent County decision, the Supreme Court of the United States abandoned the "all deliberate speed" mandate of Brown II (1955) and demanded immediate integration of schools. Black plaintiffs in New Kent County had filed suit in 1965 with assistance from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). New Kent County maintained two school systems despite the federal mandate; black students attended Watkins School, while white students attended New Kent School. After Green, integrated schools were defined not only by their student bodies, but also by their faculties and staffs.
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Marker NumberWO 38
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314594 N 4155716
Decimal Degrees37.52980000, -77.09830000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.788', W 77° 5.898'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 47.28" N, 77° 5' 53.88" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6435-6501 New Kent Hwy, Quinton VA 23141, US
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