[PAST EVENT] Virginia Council on Human Relations Exhibit

October 18, 2011 - April 15, 2012
Swem Library
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
The Virginia Council of Human Relations (VCHR) was a bi-racial organization that worked to foster communication and improve relations between blacks and whites. It worked through a state-wide organization and established local groups to support educational programs, school desegregation, fair employment practices, and other issues of the day. The VCHR was an affiliate of the Atlanta-based Southern Regional Council, which began forming state and local Human Relations Councils to bring together black and white citizens as it worked for the implementation of theBrown v. Board of Education decision. The VCHR was active from the mid-1950s through the mid-1960s. The exhibit highlights some mid-20th century Williamsburg members and the VCHR's work in the areas of school desegregation and fair employment practices. Part of the continuing Swem Library project "From Fights to Rights: The Long Road to a More Perfect Union."

Amy Schindler, [[acschi]]; 757-221-3094