Original Author: Negro Educational and Industrial Association of Virginia
The Constitutional Convention. Help Save Our Public Schools.
A broadside produced by the Negro Educational and Industrial Association of Virginia urges citizens to attend a meeting at Richmond's Mount Zion Baptist Church on May 3, 1901, to discuss "the saving of our public schools and other matters of grave importance to be brought before the Constitutional Convention" of 1901–1902. The constitution that emerged from the convention effectively disenfranchised most Black voters and reaffirmed segregated public schooling. For decades after, there was an increasingly wide gap between expenditures for white and Black schools in Virginia.