COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 105

June 13, 2003

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

House Joint Resolution 613

 

The purpose of this memorandum is to call your attention to the attached House Joint Resolution 613, which was passed by the 2003 General Assembly and patroned by Delegate Viola Baskerville. This resolution expresses the General Assemblys profound regret over the 1959-1964 closing of the public schools in Prince Edward County, Virginia. It calls on the General Assembly to urge the citizens of Virginia:

 

to celebrate in all appropriate ways the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 2004 by acknowledging the benefits and fairness of equality and becoming familiar with the history of the massive resistance movement, in the belief that a more educated, enlightened, and tolerant population will learn from history and will reject absolutely any such discriminatory practices in the future.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia A. Cave, director of policy, at ccave@mail.vak12ed.edu or at (804) 371-0558.

 

JLD/MJP/cb

 

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