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Sen. George Allen, R-Va., shakes hands with the former Pastor of First Baptist, Rev. J. Samuel Williams, Jr., after Sunday Service. The Faith and Politics Institute lead a delegation to observe how residents of Farmville, Va. are dealing with racial integration; Prince Edward county closed its public schools from 1959 to 1964 instead on integrating them. The Institute organized a three-day symposium, focusing on the history of the region, particularly with the participants of a 1951 African-American student walkout over their school's terrible conditions - which eventually became a lawsuit that was decided as part of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case. At that time, Rev. Leslie Francis Griffin of First Baptist served as an outspoken leader for the students.

Sen. George Allen, R-Va., shakes hands with the former Pastor of First Baptist, Rev. J. Samuel Williams, Jr., after Sunday Service. The Faith and Politics Institute lead a delegation to observe how residents of Farmville, Va. are dealing with racial integration; Prince Edward county closed its public schools from 1959 to 1964 instead on integrating them. The Institute organized a three-day symposium, focusing on the history of the region, particularly with the participants of a 1951...
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