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The 2016 VP Debate: Barbara Rose Johns and Farmville, Virginia

The 2016 VP Debate: Barbara Rose Johns and Farmville, Virginia

by Cami Doo

Tonight's VP debate takes place in Farmville, VA, the site of a historic American event lead by a 16 year old. On April 23rd, 1951, Barbara Rose Johns,  led a student strike for equal education at R.R. Moton High School. After securing NAACP legal support, the Moton High students filed Davis v. Prince Edward County, the largest and only student initiated case consolidated into Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring "separate but equal" public schools unconstitutional.

 

Today we celebrate the historical acts of justice other young people have organized before us. We know we are part of that legacy. 

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