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Quinton in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Green v. County School Board of New Kent County

 
 
Green v. County School Board of New Kent County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. Green v. County School Board of New Kent County Marker
Inscription. In the 1968 Green v. County School Board of New Kent County decision, the Supreme Court of the United States abandoned the “all deliberate speed” mandate of Brown II (1955) and demanded immediate integration of schools. Black plaintiffs in New Kent County had filed suit in 1965 with assistance from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). New Kent County maintained two school systems despite the federal mandate; black students attended Watkins School, while white students attended New Kent School. After Green, integrated schools were defined not only by their student bodies, but also by their faculties and staffs.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WO 38.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 37° 31.788′ N, 77° 5.898′ W. Marker is in Quinton, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on New Kent Highway 0.1 miles west of George W Watkins Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located in front of George W. Watkins Elementary School. Marker is in this post office area: Quinton VA 23141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
New Kent Highway (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. New Kent Highway (facing east).
other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stuart's Ride Around McClellan (approx. 1.2 miles away); The White House (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Peter's Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stuart's Ride (approx. 1.3 miles away); Arnold Stansley (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Stuart's Ride (approx. 3 miles away); Harold J. Neale (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Harold J. Neale (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
George W. Watkins School. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
3. George W. Watkins School.
National Historic Landmark. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
4. National Historic Landmark.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,229 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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