Massive Resistance Collection, 1958-1960
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Brief Description: The Massive Resistance Printed Materials consists of 20 folders of regional and national newspaper clippings covering the “Massive Resistance” movement and public reaction to the de-segregation and subsequent closing of some of Norfolk’s public schools. Also discussed are state and local politicians such as Governor Lindsay Almond, Jr., who ordered the closing the Norfolk schools that enrolled African American students, and Mayor William Fred Duckworth, who opposed de-segregating the public schools. Some of the clippings discuss the fate of those students whose graduation was put in jeopardy by the school closing, known as "The Lost Class of '59."
Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at]
Record Series Number: 00/MG 98
Volume: 0.8 Linear Feet
Subject Index
African Americans--Education--Virginia--Norfolk
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
School closings--Virginia--Norfolk
School integration--Massive resistance movement
School integration--Virginia--Norfolk--History--20th century
Segregation in education--Virginia--Norfolk
Virginia--Politics and government--1951-
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Related Materials: Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections: School Desegregation in Norfolk, Virginia
PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Massive Resistance Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.