April 13, 2004 Shirley D. Eanes
addressed the college regarding the impact of
Brown v. Board in Prince Edward County.
(Lectures were arranged by history instructor Kristin Thrower.
Library reception was arranged by library director Virginia Cherry.)
Guest Speaker Shirley D. Eanes
Davidson Eanes was born and raised in Prince Edward County, Virginia
where she lived with her mother and three brothers. Attending Prince
Edward County Public Schools after the re-opening in 1964, she went
on to graduate from Prince Edward County High School in 1972. In 1993,
Mrs. Eanes decided to resign her job in order to enroll full-time as
a student in Longwood College in Farmville, VA. Following her graduation
in 1997 with a B.S. in Education, she was hired by and currently teaches
6th grade English for the same school system that ironically had locked
her out more than forty years earlier.
McNeer with Shirley D. Eanes
Left to right: Dr. McNeer, Shirley D. Eanes, Dr. Cherry, Evanda Watts,
Shirley D. Eanes speaks to faculty, administration and students.
Edith Redd with Shirley D. Eanes.
Ladies' man Dr. Blair with Linda Jefferson and Evanda Watts
Karen O'Daire and Marci Kelly from the Admissions Department.
Thrower and Shirley D. Eanes