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How to Use the Images

 

Inquiry Question

Historical Context

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Readings

Photos 1 & 2
Photo 5
Photo 6

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Visual Evidence

Photo 3: Auditorium at Farmville High School, Farmville, Virginia.[Photo 3] with link to larger version of photo.
( Record Group 2, Records of the District Courts of the United States, 1865 - 1991
National Archives and Records Administration, Mid Atlantic Region)

Photo 4: Auditorium at Robert Russa Moton High School, Farmville , Virginia.[Photo 4] with link to larger version of photo.
(Record Group 2, Records of the District Courts of the United States, 1865 - 1991
National Archives and Records Administration, Mid Atlantic Region)

Both of these photos were included as exhibits by the plaintiffs in the court case Dorothy E. Davis, et al. versus County School Board of Prince Edward.

Questions for Photographs 3 and 4

1. Based on Reading 2, what were the basic details of the case in Farmville?

2. How would you describe each auditorium?

3. Why do you think the plaintiffs presented these photos as exhibits in the court case? Do you think they would have been effective? Why or why not?

* The photos on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 3 and Photo 4, but be aware that each file will take as much as 45 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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