Before Greta Thunberg, before Emma González, before Malala Yousafzai, there was Barbara Johns. Johns kickstarted America’s student-led movement for civil rights in education in 1951, when she launched a walkout of her fellow students at the all-Black Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville. She was sixteen at the time. She planned the walkout to […]
Newport News Public Library is celebrating Juneteenth with the unveiling of a special exhibit and program.
How student activism in Farmville, Virginia instigated the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education (1952-1954) decision to desegregate public schools
Nonfiction writers Kerri Arsenault (Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains), Anna Clark (The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy), and Catherine Coleman Flowers (Waste: One Woman’s Fight …
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Advocate and author Judith Heumann (Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist) discusses her book and her life’s work in conversation with John Wodatch. Through Being Heumann, …
Desegregation took a lot of nerve from brave students, who mourned leaving behind their all-black schools to enter hostile spaces.