Something must be done about Prince Edward County: a family, a Virginia town, a civil rights battle

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Combining hard-hitting investigative journalism and a sweeping family narrative, this provocative true story reveals a little-known chapter of American history: the period after the Brown v. Board of Education decision when one Virginia school system refused to integrate.

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s unanimous Brown v. Board of Education decision, Virginia’s Prince Edward County refused to obey the law. Rather than desegregate, the county closed its public schools, locking and chaining the doors. The community’s white leaders quickly established a private academy, commandeering supplies from the shuttered public schools to use in their all-white classrooms. Meanwhile, black parents had few options: keep their kids at home, move across county lines, or send them to live with relatives in other states. For five years, the schools remained closed.

Kristen Green, a longtime newspaper reporter, grew up in Farmville and attended Prince Edward Academy, which did not admit black students until 1986. In her journey to uncover what happened in her hometown before she was born, Green tells the stories of families divided by the school closures and of 1,700 black children denied an education. As she peels back the layers of this haunting period in our nation’s past, her own family’s role—no less complex and painful—comes to light.

At once gripping, enlightening, and deeply moving, Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County is a dramatic chronicle that explores our troubled racial past and its reverberations today, and a timeless story about compassion, forgiveness, and the meaning of home.

More Details
ISBN:
9780062268679
9780062268693
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c5a9fc42-5ac7-9bea-124c-c6bf61c7b2d1
full_title something must be done about prince edward county a family a virginia town a civil rights battle
author green kristen
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-22 04:53:13AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576421999351169024
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Green, Kristen (Journalist),
author-letter Green, Kristen
author_additional Kristen Green.
author_display Green, Kristen
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central, Cherrydale, Westover
callnumber_sort_arlington Online OverDrive
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
date_added 2015-06-04T04:00:00Z
days_since_added 810
detailed_location_arlington Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction, Central Adult Nonfiction, Cherrydale Adult Nonfiction, Westover Adult Nonfiction
display_description Combining hard-hitting investigative journalism and a sweeping family narrative, this provocative true story reveals a little-known chapter of American history-- the period after the Brown v. Board of Education decision when one Virginia school system refused to integrate.
econtent_device Android, BlackBerry, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
econtent_protection_type_arlington Limited Access
econtent_source_arlington OverDrive
edition First edition.
format_arlington Book, eBook
format_boost 20
format_category_arlington Books, eBook
genre Non Fiction
genre_facet Non Fiction
grouping_category book
id c5a9fc42-5ac7-9bea-124c-c6bf61c7b2d1
isbn 9780062268679, 9780062268693
item_details ils:.b14810797|.i1993094x|Central Adult Nonfiction|379.263 GREEN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jul 09, 2017|can||, ils:.b14810797|.i19930951|Westover Adult Nonfiction|379.263 GREEN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jul 22, 2017|wan||, ils:.b14810797|.i19930963|Westover Adult Nonfiction|379.263 GREEN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Dec 13, 2016|wan||, ils:.b14810797|.i19990315|Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction|379.263 GREEN|||1|false|false|||||Due Sep 9, 2017|Feb 23, 2017|aan||, ils:.b14810797|.i20038495|Cherrydale Adult Nonfiction|379.263 GREEN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Feb 21, 2017|han||, overdrive:50449021-e8d6-46f5-9852-d109728c2e55|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Available Online||||
itype_arlington , Hardback
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 379.263 GREEN, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_exact_arlington 379.263 GREEN, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_left_arlington 379.263 GREEN, Online OverDrive
local_days_since_added_arlington 792
num_holdings 6
oclc (OCoLC)889642488
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Westover
physical x, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
popularity 15
primary_isbn 9780062268679
publishDate 2015
publishDateSort 2015
publisher Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, HarperCollins
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b14810797|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,|[2015]|x, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm., overdrive:50449021-e8d6-46f5-9852-d109728c2e55|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2015|
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b14810797|.i1993094x|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14810797|.i19930951|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14810797|.i19930963|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14810797|.i19990315|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b14810797|.i20038495|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, overdrive:50449021-e8d6-46f5-9852-d109728c2e55|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet African American students -- Virginia -- Prince Edward County -- Biography, Civil rights movements -- Virginia -- Prince Edward County, Educational equalization -- Virginia -- Prince Edward County, Green, Kristen -- (Journalist), School integration -- Virginia -- Prince Edward County
table_of_contents Separate but not equal. A perfectly charming Southern town ; Homecoming in Black and white ; Prince Edward joins "Brown v. Board of Education" ; My family's part ; Locked out -- The Lost Generation. The Segregation Academy ; Waiting and seeing ; Nigger lovers ; "You go where your parents tell you to" ; Elsie's other life ; The hour is late ; A bus ticket and a world away; Then and now ; "Brown" stokes the flames ; Two steps forward, one step back ; Building a life without a foundation -- Integration. "We are all God's children" ; The schools today ; "We all wish it hadn't happened" ; A healing place for the community ; The new normal.
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Something must be done about Prince Edward County : a family, a Virginia town, a civil rights battle
title_display Something must be done about Prince Edward County : a family, a Virginia town, a civil rights battle
title_full Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle, Something must be done about Prince Edward County : a family, a Virginia town, a civil rights battle / Kristen Green
title_short Something must be done about Prince Edward County :
title_sort something must be done about prince edward county a family, a virginia town, a civil rights battle
title_sub a family, a Virginia town, a civil rights battle
topic Biography & Autobiography, History, Nonfiction
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, History, Nonfiction