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Title
"What do we do now, Samson?" "What do we do now, Samson?"
Type
Still Image
Subject
Almond, J. Lindsay (James Lindsay), 1898-1986.
Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966.
Virginia.
Ruins
Wounds & injuries
Schools
Federal courts
Segregation
Genre Form
drawing
graphic
graphic
Drawings--American.
Editorial cartoons--American.
Language
English
Identified By
Lccn: 2012635596
Note
Forms part of: Herbert L. Block collection (Library of Congress).
Summary
Editorial cartoon drawing showing two Virginia politicians, Gov. James Lindsay Almond and Sen. Harry Bird, buried under the collapsed columns of a building labeled "Public schools." Almond says, "What do we do now, Samson?" Two of the building's columns are labeled "Federal Court decision" and "Virginia Supreme Court decision." Governor James Lindsay Almond was unyielding in his resistance to desegregation and closed Virginia's public schools rather than comply with the 1954 Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court decision banning segregation in public schools. On January 20, 1959, the Federal Court in Norfolk, VA reinforced the earlier Supreme Court decision.
Authorized Access Point
Block, Herbert, 1909-2001, "What do we do now, Samson?"