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List of times and duties for the Prince Edward State Park picnic held by the Student Help Project on August 23rd

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

A pamphlet describing the school closure situation in Prince Edward County as well as the previous action and goals of the civil rights workers who were currently there.

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…

A photograph depicting a doctor's office with a "Colored Entrance - Rear of Building" sign in front of it

A brochure promoting tourism for Farmville, Virginia

This is the speech Jean Konzal, née Stein, gave when she returned from Prince Edward County, VA. A trip was organized to have a group of Queens College students set up a tutorial system for students who were denied an opportunity to go to school. …

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…

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

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.
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