From 1954-1970, the VIA provided athletic, art, academic, and leadership opportunities for African-American high school students in Virginia.
The story of the VIA is the inspiring story of African-American parents, educators, and schools working together to provide enriching extracurricular opportunities for students despite racial, social and economic barriers.
The goal of the website is to capture this critical cultural moment through:
Biographies of distinguished students
Background information about the administration, member schools, and various programs
First person narratives
We encourage you to use this website to bring the history of the VIA into your classroom.
Let us know if you do.
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