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The Rev. James M. Kilby shows a photograph to the 4th grade students at Campbell Elementary School depicting the scene outside the courthouse in the Harrisonburg Federal Courtyard where Oliver W. Hill, NAACP lawyer from Richmond who was arguing the case, talks to his clients about the ongoing hearings to integrate Warren County High School. Kilby was there along with his father and mother and brother and sister.

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Massive Resistance from an Eyewitness

Civil rights pioneer explains segregation to diverse group of students.

As the students assembled in a conference room at Campbell Elementary School, it was clear that the Rev. James M. Kilby had his work cut out for him. How would a 71-year-old civil rights pioneer explain massive resistance to this diverse crowd of students — a group that included not only whites and blacks but also Hispanics and Indians?

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Massive Resistance in Warren County Explained to Diverse Arlington Crowd

Civil rights pioneer explains segregation to fourth-grade students.

As the students assembled in a conference room at Campbell Elementary School, it was clear that the Rev. James M. Kilby had his work cut out for him.

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