New Kent in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
New Kent School
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
In 1968, Green V. The County School Board challenged the state-maintained dual public school system for Blacks and Whites illustrated by this formerly all White school. The Supreme Court's decision forced school boards to integrate, not simply desegregate the system.
National Park Service
United State Department of the Interior
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Education • Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
Location. 37° 30.949′ N, 76° 58.857′ W. Marker is in New Kent, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on Virginia Route 648 just east of New Kent Highway (Virginia Route 648), on the right when traveling east. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Calvin Coolidge Green, Th.D., Ed.D., Ph.D. (1931-2011) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wilson House: Witness to Three Centuries (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tale of Three Structures (about 600 feet away); Welcome to New Kent (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Parke Custis / Martha Dandridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martha Washington's Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Wilson Crump (1919-1995) (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Lafayette (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Kent.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.