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

Green v. County School Board of New Kent County

 
 
<i>Green v. County School Board of New Kent County</i> 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 37° 31.788′ N, 77° 
New Kent Highway (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. New Kent Highway (facing east).
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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. The marker is located in front of George W. Watkins Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6500 New Kent Hwy, Quinton VA 23141, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George W. Watkins School (within shouting distance of this marker); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quinton.
 
Additional keywords. Green v. County School Board of New Kent County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,441 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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