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Locating the Site

Map 1: New Kent County Map.[Map 1] with link to larger version of map.
(Adapted from the General Highway Map for Charles City and New Kent Counties. Courtesy of the Virginia Department of Transportation, Office of Public Affairs.)

Questions for Map 1

1. Using a school atlas, locate New Kent County on a state map of Virginia.

2. Using Map 1, locate the New Kent School and the George W. Watkins School. They are approximately 7 to 8 miles apart.

3. Locate the area of Plum Point and the community surrounding Angelview Church, two communities known for being predominantly black in the 1960s. What route would students that lived in the eastern end of New Kent County travel to attend the all-black George W. Watkins School?

4. What school did the black students pass on the east-west route to attend George W. Watkins? How do you think passing this school affected their outlook and their education?

5. In the 1960s, New Kent County's population was 52% white and 48% black. How do you think this may have affected both the white and black citizens' attitude/outlook on school desegregation and the civil rights movement in general?

* The map on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Map 1, but be aware that the file may take as much as 50 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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