Date of Award

Spring 1977

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

F. W. Gregory


Segregation itself was not dead in Virginia, but it took on a more subtle approach. Governor Almond appointed a commission on the same day the schools opened in Norfolk to deal with the problem in a different way. The commission brought forth the Perrow or "freedom of choice" plan, lettin gparents decide if their children would attend an integrated school. No, segregation was not dead, it had just gone into hiding. When and if segregation ned altogether, whether it be "dejure" (by law) or "defacto" (by the fact), the transition from past attitudes of racial superiority to a "colorless" society will be complete.

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