Separate But Not Equal: Broken school bus in Louisa County, Virginia Digital History ID 4162

Separate But Not Equal: Broken school bus in Louisa County, Virginia

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: ppmsca-05512
Annotation: The 1896 court ruling in Plessy v Ferguson ushered in an era of "separate but equal" facilities and treatment for blacks and whites. In the area of education, it was felt that the children of former slaves would be better served if they attended their own schools and in their own communities. These images of schools for black students show that facilities were separate but never equal. -From the Library of Congress
Year: 1935

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