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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Did You Know

Today I am sharing another signature simple project that I created for Black History Month. I chose Barbara Johns, a Virginia Civil Rights Activist.  When this brave young Virginian took a stand against inequality Dr. Martin Luther King was still in college.  On April 23, 1951, Barbara Johns, a 16 year-old high school girl in Prince Edward County, Virginia, led her classmates in a strike to protest the substandard conditions at Robert Russa Moton High School.  Her suit became part of the historic 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, in which the court ruled against "separate but equal" that ended segregation in American public schools. Prince Edward County responded to the Brown Decision by closing its public schools from 1959 to 1964, the longest period of Massive Resistance in our nation's history.
This artist trading card (ATC) is being shared for two challenges over at  Scraps of Color. The Black Historty ATC challenge and the weekly blog challenge.  This week's blog challenge was to create a project using bling, I used glittered cardstock and some small gemstones.   The biggest challenge for me was using such a small space to show case such a big idea.  I’m wishing you and yours a great weekend.


Dakota Bear said...

A beautiful layout!

And a very informative post I knew nothing about Barbara Johns. Even though I live in Connecticut I knew about the resistance in the Virginia school system.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice!!!

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Edie said...

This is great Treva! "Some time the best things come in small packages, I've heard!"

WrinkleFreeDiva said...

Very nice ATC Treva. I don't think I've ever heard of Barbara Johns. Thanks for the enlightenment.