By Ashley Adkins
On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the racial segregation of schools was “inherently unequal” and unconstitutional. The landmark ruling paved the way for integration in schools across the nation, but the transition was not an easy one. Though West Virginia did not experience the level of volatility and violence endured by many states, Greenbrier County did not take easily to the court’s decision and was one of the last counties in the state to fully integrate.
Read more in the Friday, February 27, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.