Author: Richmond Times-Dispatch


“More Money For Schools To Be Sought,” Richmond Times-Dispatch (June 25, 1964)

This article, dated June 25, 1964, describes the reaction to the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors announcing a discriminatory budget for the public schools in response to the May 25, 1964, U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County. In a 7–2 decision, the justices found the school closings unconstitutional, but they did not provide specific guidelines on a public-school budget or determine the validity of tuition grants that allowed students to attend public or private schools, inside or outside of their community. The article gives context for the Prince Edward County budget and the efforts of Virginia NAACP attorneys S. W. Tucker and Henry L. Marsh III to challenge the county’s Board of Supervisors in court.


“Total of 1,000 Patients Expected at Hospital” (October 25, 1918)

Published by the Richmond Times-Dispatch on October 25, 1918, “Total of 1,000 Patients Expected at Hospital” reports on the emergency hospital that had been opened up for Black influenza patients in the Baker School in Richmond. The Baker School served Black students but was closed because of the influenza pandemic of 1918. The Baker School hospital opened October 15, 1918, after the basement of the John Marshall emergency hospital, where Black patients were treated, hit capacity. It was staffed entirely by Black medical professionals and volunteers.