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

Calvin Coolidge Green, Th.D., Ed.D., Ph.D. (1931-2011)

 
 
Calvin Coolidge Green, Th.D., Ed.D., Ph.D. (1931-2011) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 26, 2021
1. Calvin Coolidge Green, Th.D., Ed.D., Ph.D. (1931-2011) Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Calvin C. Green, civil rights activist, led the movement for school integration in New Kent County. An educator, pastor, Korean War veteran, and later a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, Green chartered the New Kent branch of the NAACP in 1960 and was its president for 16 years. After the county school board denied his petition to desegregate schools, Green worked with other county residents and his state NAACP to file a federal lawsuit in 1965 in the name of Charles C. Green, his youngest son. On 27 May 1968, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Green v. New Kent Co. that localities must swiftly integrate public schools, leading to a decline in school segregation across the U.S.
 
Erected 2020 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WO-41.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 27, 1968.
 
Location. 37° 30.975′ 
Calvin Coolidge Green, Th.D., Ed.D., Ph.D. (1931-2011) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 26, 2021
2. Calvin Coolidge Green, Th.D., Ed.D., Ph.D. (1931-2011) Marker
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N, 76° 58.853′ W. Marker is in New Kent, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on New Kent Highway (Virginia Route 249) west of Virginia Route 648, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11825 New Kent Hwy, New Kent VA 23124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Kent School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wilson House: Witness to Three Centuries (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tale of Three Structures (about 500 feet away); John Parke Custis / Martha Dandridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martha Washington's Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to New Kent (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 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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