Robert B. Crawford was president of the Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual
Liberties, a grassroots political organization dedicated to preserving
racial segregation in Virginia's public schools. Crawford, a veteran of World War I (1914–1918) and a former member
of the Prince Edward
County school board, helped organize the Defenders after the U.S. Supreme
Court decision in Brown v. Board of
Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954) mandated the. . .
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