Telling local stories.

Following the 1954 Supreme Court decision in the Brown vs. Board of Education case and the passage by Congress of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, schools across the south gradually began the process of integration. In some communities, this process was not without friction and violence.

In Virginia, some schools actually closed rather than integrate. But not so in Orange County. Despite resistance from some of its citizens and pressure from outside groups, the desegregation of the Orange County Virginia public school system, albeit 11 years in the making, happened smoothly. Why?

Someday seeks to answer that question by exploring the process, from the creation of the first fledgling African American schools in the late 19th century through consolidation and resistance in the mid 20th century to full integration…a process that took almost 100 years.

To order a copy, send a check for $24.00 made out to AudibertPhoto, 9116 Open Gate Rd., Gordonsville, VA 22942, and we'll pop one in the mail for you. Be sure to include your phone number and mailing address.

Copies at $20 each are available at the
Arts Center in Orange and the Orange County Historical Society. You can also purchase with a credit card on the Historical Society site.
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WVIR, NBC 29, from Charlottesville aired a story on Someday. The screening mentioned was on September 25, 2017. Link to view the story.
The Orange County Review ran a story by Hilary Holladay on September 8, 2017. The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star printed a Rob Hedelt feature star on October 8, 2017. Rob's story was later picked up by other newspapers in the area.
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Orange Review article by Hilary Holladay
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Culpeper Star Exponent picked up the Rob Hedelt article, too.
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Rob Hedelt's article also ran in the Charlottesville Daily Progress on October 8, 2017.
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Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star article by Rob Hedelt
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Rob Hedelt's article was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on October 6, 2017.
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Rob Hedelt's article was picked up by The Roanoke Times.