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Desegregation and Massive Resistance. By Miss O. Segregation. The separation of people, usually based on race or religion. Desegregation. Abolishment (to get rid of) of racial segregation. Integration. Full equality of all races in the use of public facilities Mixing all races together.

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segregation
Segregation
  • The separation of people, usually based on race or religion
desegregation
Desegregation
  • Abolishment (to get rid of) of racial segregation
integration
Integration
  • Full equality of all races in the use of public facilities
  • Mixing all races together
brown v board of education
Brown v. Board of Education
  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1954 that “separate but equal” public schools were unconstitutional.
all public schools
All Public Schools
  • Including Virginia, were ordered to “desegregate”
virginia did not obey the constitution
Virginia did not obey the constitution.
  • Instead of “desegregating,” like they were told, Virginia public schools closed (both white schools and black schools).
massive resistance
Massive Resistance
  • To resist means to “push back”
  • Massive means widespread
virginia s government
Virginia’s Government
  • Established a policy of Massive Resistance, which fought to “resist” the integration of black kids and white kids at the same school.
schools closed
Schools Closed
  • To avoid having to integrate
harry f byrd sr
Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
  • Led a Massive Resistance Movement against the desegregation of public schools in Virginia.
massive resistance fails
Massive Resistance Fails
  • The policy of Massive Resistance failed, and Virginia’s public schools integrated.