'Brown' Plaintiff John Stokes' Virginia Student Strike

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.



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