Battles for equality fought long after war

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Posted: January 26, 2013

The Rev. James M. Kilby delivers the call to worship Tuesday at a Service of Christian Unity held in the Front Royal United Methodist Church. His father filed a lawsuit in 1958 that opened white-only Warren County schools to black students. It also overturned Virginia’s Massive Resistance to Integration effort. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
James Kilby holds a photograph showing President Lyndon Johnson with a group of White House staff members in 1969. Kilby, who died in 2003, worked as a messenger in the White House in the 1960s and 1970s. He is seated below Johnson’s left arm. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)


The Civil War cannons had been silent for nearly 100 years when James M. Kilby and his siblings were conscripted into the front lines by their father.

The struggle to ensure that the…

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