New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | January 24, 2021

‘Green vs. County School Board of New Kent’ historic marker unveiled

By Robb Johnson | January 2, 2021 6:43 pm

A historical road marker honoring the late Dr. Calvin C. Green was unveiled Saturday morning in front of the New Kent Historical School. Green was instrumental in desegregating schools, with “Green vs. County School Board of New Kent” becoming a landmark trial in 1965 after the county failed to integrate schools after the “Brown vs. Board of Education” in 1964 in the Civil Rights Act was passed. Green won the case in May of 1968 that saw the Supreme Court of the United States rule in his favor. The marker was approved after an application for submission received support last June. Among the presentation was his wife Mary Green (far right) and his sons.

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