brian daugherity

Brian Daugherity, Ph.D.


(804) 828-4498

811 S. Cathedral Place, room 102

20th century United States


Civil Rights


  • Ph.D., US History, College of William & Mary
  • M.A., Education, University of Mississippi
  • M.A., US History, University of Montana
  • B.A., History, College of William & Mary

Research Interests

Brian Daugherity's research focuses on the implementation of the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision in Virginia. He teaches courses on the History of the Civil Rights Movement, the History of Virginia, and the History of the United States since 1865. Professor Daugherity also has taught a number of traveling courses, including a class on the civil rights movement in the South, and another on the history of Virginia via a month-long boating trip down the James River. He has delivered presentations at numerous conferences, including those sponsored by the Organization of American Historians, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, History of Education Society, Oral History Association, Southern Historical Association, and the Virginia Forum. He has received grants to fund his research and projects from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Library of Congress, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities [now Virginia Humanities], Virginia Historical Society, Duke University, and the College of William & Mary, among others. He is currently co-writing a book and co-producing a documentary film, with Dr. Jody L. Allen, on the 1968 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Charles C. Green v. New Kent County, Virginia.

Select Publications

  • "With All Deliberate Speed: Implementing Brown v. Board of Education" (University of Arkansas Press, 2008), edited with Charles C. Bolton
  • "Keep On Keeping On: The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia" (University of Virginia Press, 2016)
  • "A Little Child Shall Lead Them: A Documentary Account of the Struggle for School Desegregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia," edited with Brian Grogan (University of Virginia Press, 2019)