School Segregation Then and Now: Has Much Changed?
Edward County Public Schools, Virginia
Rather than integrate Black students, Edward County Public Schools shut down all of their schools in 1959. Private schools were opened to educate white students. Black children did not have access to education until the U.S. Supreme Court reopened schools in 1964. Today, 34 percent of Black students attend Prince Edward County schools, which is proportionate to the overall Black population. (Photo: Roger L. Wollenberg/UPI Photo/Landov)