Virginia Public Schools

“Separate but equal” translated into “separate and unequal” for many publicly funded institutions. These two photographs of Virginia public schools, c. 1915, illustrate the vast difference in educational facilities provided for black and white students.

These images can be seen at the University of Virginia Library site:

Negro One Room School

Winchester. Interior class rooms. Showing the use of chairs and tables instead of desks. White

Courtesy of The Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia Library, The Jackson Davis Collection of African-American Educational Photographs, Number 0043, 2154

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