MEDIA
Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1951
Medium: Photograph

Farmville High School Gymnasium

Students practice basketball in the gymnasium at Farmville High School, an all-white public school. This circa 1951 photograph was one of several used in the landmark civil rights case Davis v. County School Board of Prince Edward County to show the superior facilities provided for white public school students compared to those offered Black students at the segregated Robert Russa Moton High School. The Moton school did not have a dedicated gymnnasium.