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mahatmakanejeeves

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Wed Apr 24, 2024, 11:20 AM Apr 24

On April 23, 1951, Barbara Johns launched a student strike for equal education in Virginia.

Larry Sabato Retweeted

Happy Barbara Johns Day!

OTD in 1951, Barbara Johns launched a student strike for equal education in Prince Edward County, Virginia, leading to one of the lawsuits that became Brown v Board of Education.

She was 16 years old.

bbc.com
Barbara Johns: The US' forgotten civil rights hero
More than 70 years after the teenager moved a nation to end school segregation, her statue will replace Civil War Confederate commander Robert E





Tue Apr 25, 2023, 09:44 AM: On April 23, 1951, Barbara Johns launched a student strike for equal education in Virginia.

Tue Apr 25, 2023, 09:44 AM: On April 23, 1951, Barbara Johns launched a student strike for equal education in Prince Edward Co.
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On April 23, 1951, Barbara Johns launched a student strike for equal education in Virginia. (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Apr 24 OP
Protesting accomplishes nothing. Marcus IM Apr 24 #1
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