Judge Says ‘No’ To Desegregation

June 3, 1965 –  Judge Quesenbery of Amherst County Circuit Court dismisses the request of Sweet Briar to reinterpret the will of Indiana Fletcher Williams and to accept African-American students at Sweet Briar. He explaines his decision by stating that “the will of Mrs. Williams is not ambiguous and therefore needs no further interpretation“. To change the charter of the college by erasing the word ‘white‘ is not proper, for it would “destroy the entire purpose of the will“.

Lynchburg News, June 5, 1965

Lynchburg News, June 5, 1965, part II

By mpiatkov

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