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Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia by Brian J. Daugherity

Thursday, September 12, 12:00pm1:00pm
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Robins Family Forum
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Keep On Keeping OnOn September 12 at noon, Brian J. Daugherity will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled “Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia.”

Virginia was a battleground state in the struggle to implement Brown v. Board of Education, with one of the South’s largest and strongest NAACP units fighting against a program of noncompliance crafted by the state’s political leaders. Keep On Keeping On offers a detailed examination of how African Americans and the NAACP in Virginia successfully pursued a legal agenda that provided new educational opportunities for the state’s black population in the face of fierce opposition from segregationists and the Democratic Party of Harry F. Byrd, Sr. Keep On Keeping On is the first book to offer a comprehensive view of African Americans’ efforts to obtain racial equality in Virginia in the later twentieth century. It sheds new light on the civil rights movement and white resistance to civil rights in Virginia and the South.

Dr. Brian J. Daugherity, assistant professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University, is an expert on the civil rights era in the commonwealth. He is the coeditor with Charles C. Bolton of With All Deliberate Speed: Implementing Brown v. Board of Education and with Brian Grogin of A Little Child Shall Lead Them: A Documentary Account of the Struggle for School Desegregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia and the author of Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia.

Can't make it to the Banner Lecture? Watch it live on the Virginia Museum of History & Culture Facebook page starting at noon. Tell your friends to tune in and don't forget to say hello and tell us where you are watching from in the comments section during broadcast.

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