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This report summarizes a phone conversation between Dr. Rachel Weddington (Queens College) and Reverend Griffin, in preparation for the Student Help Project going to Prince Edward County to teach African-American students.

This photograph shows Junior NAACP activists sitting-in at a segregated movie theater in Farmville, Virginia.

This photograph shows Junior NAACP activists sitting-in at a segregated movie theater in Farmville, Virginia.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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

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…
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