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May 17, 1954

U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregated schools unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education

Jul 07, 1954

The West Virginia school board stated that "all Negro pupils will be admitted and integrated this school year in the school located within their respective residential areas."

Oct 15, 1954

West Virginia's black and white teachers' organizations merged into the West Virginia Education Association

1955

All institutions of higher learning in West Virginia except Glenville State had enrolled African-American students

Other events that happened on or around 1955

1958

The school year was interrupted by an anti-integration school bombing at Osage near Morgantown

Other events that happened on or around 1958

1960

Bluefield State College students picketed two movie theaters in Bluefield in demonstration against segregated seating practices

1961

The West Virginia Human Rights Commission was created to move toward equality of access and opportunity

Other events that happened on or around 1961

1964

Schools in West Virginia were considered fully desegregated

Other events that happened on or around 1964

1966

The West Virginia Human Rights Commission reported that "blatant racial discrimination" was over

Other events that happened on or around 1966


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