Prince Edward County


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Prince Edward County, Virginia

111 South St
Farmville, VA 23901
Phone: (434) 392-5145
www.co.prince-edward.va.us

In south-central VA, southeast of Lynchburg; organized 1754 from Amelia County. Name Origin: For Prince Edward Augustus (1767-1820), son of George III (1738-1820) of England and father of Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

Area (sq mi):: 353.85 (land 352.76; water 1.09) Population per square mile: 58.00
Population 2005: 20,455 State rank: 78 Population change: 2000-20005 3.70%; 1990-2000 13.90% Population 2000: 19,720 (White 61.80%; Black or African American 35.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 31.50
Income 2000: per capita $14,510; median household $31,301; Population below poverty level: 18.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,275-$17,004
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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This led then Attorney General Bobby Kennedy to comment: 'The only places on earth known not to provide free public education are Communist China, North Vietnam, Sarawak, Singapore, British Honduras-and Prince Edward County, Virginia.
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Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County is an especially intimate portrait because Green interweaves public events with her family's role, which was driven by the racism and gaping moral blind spots of her beloved grandparents.
Board of Education Supreme Court case, and its students suffered costly educational losses as a result of Virginia state and Prince Edward County leaders' attempts at massive resistance to school desegregation.
Another component of Prince Edward County history that provides a backdrop for the issues raised in developing the honors college garden is the story of a free-black community that prospered just west of Farmville in the first half of the nineteenth century.
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Virginia's "massive resistance" laws enabled Prince Edward County to close its schools, give vouchers to white children to attend private schools, and effectively deny education to black children.
He was reflecting on the Virginia General Assembly's resolution of "profound regret" for an ugly chapter in the state's history: the closing of the Prince Edward County public schools from 1959 to 1964 to avoid desegregating them, and the state's unwillingness to get involved.

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