Queens College Civil Rights Archives


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An article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch describing protests in Farmville over the right of free education.

A New York Times article describing the Student Help Project in Farmville, Virginia.

Stan Shaw in Prince Edward County, Virgina, with three students

In this photograph are Jo Davis (left), a teacher with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT); Spottswood Robinson, a lifeguard (center); and Myron Wisotsky, also with the UFT (right).

The Prince Edward State Park for Negroes was established as a…

In this photo, Reverend Samuel Jackson leads the Jr. NAACP up Main Street in Farmville, VA, late July, 1963.

This photograph shows the Levi Baptist Church during Sunday School, Prince Edward, VA. Summer 1963, one of several sites where Queens College students tutored black schoolchildren denied a public education since 1959, when the county decided against…

This school assignment is by a student of Rosalind Andrews in Farmville, VA. It is a rare surviving example of work by pupils of the volunteer teachers of the Student Help Project during the summer of 1963.

Stan Shaw, unidentified child and Dr. Rachel Weddington at Prince Edward Lake. Shaw was Chairman of the Student Help Project; Weddington was a Queens College education professor who mentored the student volunteers.

Then known as Prince Edward…

Reverend Goodwin Douglas on Main Street in Farmville, VA. Douglas was a local civil rights leader and Minister at the Beulah AME (African Methodist Episcopal) Church.

This photograph shows Junior NAACP activists singing and holding hands at sit-in in Farmville, Virginia; some Queens College students are watching in the foreground.
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