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Standing Before the Shouting Mob: Lenoir Chambers and Virginia's Massive Resistance to Public School Integration

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A southern journalist campaigns for racial understanding during the
struggle over school desegregation in Virginia.


In 1958 the nation's attention was focused on Norfolk,
Virginia, where nearly ten thousand students were locked out of their schools.
Rather than comply with the desegregation mandate of Brown v. Board
of Education
, Governor J. Lindsay Almond, supported by th
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 8th 2008 by University Alabama Press (first published March 30th 1997)
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Marguerite
This little (138-page) book covers an overlooked chapter in Virginia history: the Massive-Resistance movement that was the state's answer to Brown v. Board of Education. Largely engineered from behind the scenes by Sen. Harry F. Byrd Sr. and his political machine, Massive Resistance attempted to circumvent the federal court decision by withholding state funds from integrated schools and empowering the governor to close schools rather than integrate them. The General Assembly also subsidized tuit ...more
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