March 9, 2014
Washington and Lee professor Theodore Delaney is studying the effects of the Brown v. Board decision by talking to those who had any involvement in desegregation.
One of the people he spoke to was Alphonso Hamilton who coached basketball at Booker T. Washington in Staunton. When schools were desegregated he landed a job as an assistant principal at Robert E. Lee High School.
"One of the things I want to do professionally is study desegregation and what happened and try to look at some at the ramifications that were good and bad," says Delaney.
He plans on putting what he finds in a book commemorating the Brown v. Board decision.