As recently as the 1960s, most schools in the American South were racially segregated. Resistance to school desegregation in Charlottesville and Albemarle County continued for at least a decade more. During that time, it was not just classrooms that were changing; it was sports teams, school hallways, and communities as a whole.
The oral histories of dozens of former students, many of them athletes, offer first-hand reflections of what it was like during those years of unprecedented change. How did desegregation actually take place when “there was no playbook?" Find out from those who lived it.