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20th Century VA

Social Studies

Who was the first American woman to become a bank president in the United States? Maggie L. Walker
Who is known for the "Pay as You Go" policy for road improvements? Harry F. Byrd,Sr.
Who led the Massive Resistance Movement? Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Who was the 1st African American male to win a tennis championship? Arthur R. Ashe
Who was the 1st African American male to become a state governor in the United States and in Virginia? L. Douglas Wilder
Who was an author and eloquent spokesperson that spoke out for social change? Arthur R. Ashe
During the 20th century, VA changed from a rural, agricultural society to a more ________ and ________ society. Urban, Industrial
What two parts of Virginia experienced growth due to increases in the number of federal jobs and computer technology? Northern VA, Tidewater Region
Name the court case that ruled in 1954 that "separate but equal" public schools were unconstitutional. Board vs. Brown of Education
This is when Virginia's government fought to "resist" the integration of public schools. Massive Resistance
Created by: halehall