L. Francis Griffin

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L. Francis Griffin
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Born(1917-09-15)September 15, 1917
Norfolk, Virginia
DiedJanuary 18, 1980(1980-01-18) (aged 62)
CitizenshipUnited States of America
OccupationCivil Rights advocate

L. Frances Griffin (September 15, 1917 - January 18, 1980) was a Civil Rights advocate in the United States.[1]

He was born in Norfolk, Virginia.[1] involved in fighting against segregated and inferior schools for African Americam children.[2] He was a leader of Virginia's NAACP.[3] He had two daughters. They were denied access to Prince Edward County, Virginia's segregated pubpic schools for Whites and Griffin sued on their behalf in a case that became part of Brown vs. Board of Education. They loved with white families in California and attended schools there arfter the county closed its schools rather than integrate.[4] Griffin Boulevard in Farmville is named for him.


  1. 1.0 1.1 STALLSMITH, PAMELA. "The Rev. L. Francis Griffin". Richmond Times-Dispatch.
  2. "Rev. L. Francis Griffin honored". Farmville. September 25, 2018.
  3. https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/media_player?mets_filename=evr8523mets.xml
  4. "Daughters Remember Rev. L. Francis Griffin". Farmville. May 22, 2014.

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