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'Brown' Plaintiff John Stokes' Virginia Student Strike

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'Brown' Plaintiff John Stokes' Virginia Student Strike

'Brown' Plaintiff John Stokes' Virginia Student Strike

'Brown' Plaintiff John Stokes' Virginia Student Strike

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Brown v. the Board of Education was actually an umbrella lawsuit including a number of cases challenging school segregation, and not just the case originating in Topeka, Kan. John Stokes was one of the plaintiffs covered under the Brown litigation. He helped lead a student strike of an all-black school because of wretched building conditions. As a result, a federal school integration case known as Davis v. Prince Edward County, Virginia was filed, and became a part of Brown. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks with Stokes.