Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Byrd, Harry F. (1887–1966)

Byrd was the 50th governor of Virginia beginning in 1925, dominated Virginia politics for much of the first part of the twentieth century with his political machine, and is known for modernizing Virginia’s government. He is also known for his opposition to integration of Virginia’s public schools, advocating for the massive resistance movement, and his pay-as-you-go fiscal policy.