[YEARBOOK] THE LION. GEORGE WATKINS HIGH SCHOOL. NEW KENT COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 1969
[YEARBOOK] THE LION. GEORGE WATKINS HIGH SCHOOL. NEW KENT COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 1969

[YEARBOOK] THE LION. GEORGE WATKINS HIGH SCHOOL. NEW KENT COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 1969

Self-published, [1969].

From the last days of what was, de facto, an all black high school in New Kent County, Virginia. At this period, the county offered a choice to young people -- they could attend the traditionally white New Kent High School, or the traditionally black George Watkins High School. Some few black students opted to attend New Kent; no white students chose to attend Watkins. In 1968, the Supreme Court ruled in Green v. County School Board of New Kent that New Kent’s “freedom of choice” plan was unconstitutional. This year book shows an all-black Senior Class that year; there are no white young people in any of the school photographs.

Very Good binding.
Item #283412

Price: $150.00