On this site 4-23-51, the students staged a strike protesting inadequate school facilities. Led by Rev. L. Francis Griffin, these students' actions became a part of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision, which ruled racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional. To avoid desegregation, the Prince Edward County public schools were closed until 9-2-64.
Geographic Location: Prince Edward County
Physical Description of Location: Marker is in median at junction of S Main Street (US 15) and Griffin Boulevard, Farmville, VA 23901. Marker is on right when traveling south on US 15.
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