Rock Hill forever: Charlottesville's not-so-secret gardens


well done

So good to see Rock Hill settling in as a place of beauty
During the years of Massive Resistance it stood for the
the "resisters," and we kids learned which families were
opposed to integrated schools as childhood friends parted
ways under the strain of diverging philosophies. My mother
and 9 other mothers - the 10 mothers- opened their homes
to children, both black and white, and hired those public
school teachers rendered jobless by the Governor's decision
to close public white schools. When schools reopenef, only the
Basement students returned, while the Rock Hill kids stayed
at Rock Hill. Times have changed and it is reassuring that Rock
Hill's gardens have weathered the times and now offer peace
and beauty to all who are able to oat them a visit.