They Closed Their Schools by Bob Smith
This book tells the 13-year civil rights history of Prince Edward County between 1951-1964. It is broken into three sections: Strike, Massive Resistance, and The Schools. This is the source that tells the most holistic version of the story. This book can be purchased at the museum or online at Amazon.com.
The Girl from the Tar Paper School by Teri Kanefield
This book describes the life of Barbara Johns and the student walkout of 1951. It also discusses topics in the periphery of the Moton School Story. Ideal for middle school age students and above. This book can be purchased at the museum or online at Amazon.com.
Bound for Freedom; An Educator’s Adventures’s in Prince Edward County, Virginia by Neil Sullivan
Dr. Neil Sullivan organized the Prince Edward County Free Schools in 1963 in response to the PECPS closure. Dr. Sullivan shares his recollections of the time period and goes in-depth about the 1963-1964 Prince Edward County Free Schools year. This book can be purchased at the museum.
A Little Child Shall Lead Them Edited by Brian J. Daugherity and Brian Grogan
A documentary account of the struggle for school desegregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia. This text is a compilation of primary source documents, pictures, and study questions. This book can be purchased at the museum or online at Amazon.com.