The Girl From the Tar Paper School
Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights MovementBook - 2014
From Library Staff
Before Rosa Parks and Little Rock Nine, a teenager led a walk-out at her Virginia school to draw attention to the terrible conditions that came from "separate but equal" education.
In 1951, Barbara Rose Johns attended an all-black high school in Farmville, Virginia. Though only 15, she led a peaceful protest to end segregation there and with it, the inherent educational inequalities. Part of our children's collection.
Barbara Johns went to an all-black school in Farmville, Virginia. In 1951 at age 15, she led her classmates in a peaceful protest that changed education forever in the US.