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    Virginia Civil Rights Memorial

    The Virginia State Capitol Building is home to a beautiful bronze and marble sculpture of Barbara Johns.  In 1951, she and other students led a strike to protest the conditions at their racially segregated school. The students then contacted NAACP attorneys; the lawsuit that followed was joined with four other cases as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954), which ruled against “separate but equal” education. This memorial recognizes these Virginians.

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    Address: Capitol Square, Richmond, VA, United States

    Attraction Info: Family Friendly, Quick Stop

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