The Valentine Richmond History Center Collection


The Valentine Richmond History Center Collection

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Protesting Segregation at Woolworth's, Richmond, Virginia
African-American students read as they stage a sit-in at a Woolworth’s in a Richmond, Virginia during the early 1960s.

Riot Damage in Richmond, Virginia
Broken windows in a corner store in downtown Richmond, Virginia as a result of riots following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Riot Police Arrest Suspect
A group of riot police arrest an African-American man during riots in Richmond, Virginia following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rally at the State Capitol
A large rally being held in response to race riots after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Virginia State Capitol grounds in Richmond, Virginia.

Anti-Busing Demonstrators March along Franklin Street in Richmond, Virginia
Anti-busing demonstrators, mostly women and children, marching along Franklin Street near Virginia Commonwealth University on August 16, 1970.

In Protest
An anti-busing group gathered at Manchester Community Center. A car in the foreground has a sign on it reading "Daddy is Cussing / Mama is Fussing / About – Busing." The adults are members of the Petersburg Pike and J. S. Francis School anti-busing…

Parents Picket 'Learning Center' in Richmond, Virginia
White parents and children picketing at Grace Arents School in Richmond, Virginia to protest the conversion of the "neighborhood school" to a "learning center" under the new desegregation plan.

Busing Protest in Richmond, Virginia
People preparing for an anti-busing demonstration outside the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia

Demolition of George Wythe High School
The George Wythe High School building, located between 8th and 9th on Marshall Street, reduced to a mass of rubble to make way for a parking lot, May 26, 1981.

Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education in Richmond, Virginia
People gather outside City Hall in Richmond, Virginia to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.
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