Barbara Johns

Title

Barbara Johns

Description

Sixteen year old Barbara Johns persuaded 450 students to walk out of Moton High School in Farmville until a new school was built for black students. Later the case became part of Brown v. Board of Education.

Source

John Arthur Stokes (fellow Farmville activist)

Date

1951

Birth Date

March 6, 1935

Birthplace

New York City, New York

Death Date

1991

Description

Sixteen year old Barbara Johns persuaded 450 students to walk out of Moton High School in Farmville until a new school was built for black students. Later the case became part of Brown v. Board of Education.

Date

1951

Birth Date

March 6, 1935

Death Date

1991

Source

John Arthur Stokes (fellow Farmville activist)