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Massive Resistance and Minimum Compliance: The Origins of the 1957 Little Rock School Crisis and the Failure of School Desegregation in the South

John A. Kirk

in Massive Resistance: Southern Opposition to the Second Reconstruction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177862
eISBN:
9780199870189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177862.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter asserts that scholars who focus on the scenes of violent unrest precipitated by the political antics of Governor Orval Faubus misrepresent the real character of the crisis. It focuses ... More


Jailbreak!: In which the remaining Brigade members free Sherman, shooting a police officer in the process

Daniel Burton-Rose

in Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anticapitalist Underground of the 1970s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264281
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264281.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Bruce Seidel's death came as a shock. Members of the George Jackson Brigade had made a personal commitment to die for their cause, but they had not foreseen one of their own being killed so quickly. ... More


Virgil Hawkins: Pursuit of the Dream Continues

Judith G. Poucher

in State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee's Assault on Civil Liberties

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049939
eISBN:
9780813050393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049939.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter resumes the confrontation between Johns and Hawkins with the latter as the first witness at the Committee's first hearing, which focused on Hawkins’ suit to integrate UF. Hawkins was ... More


The U.S. Supreme Court Reapportionment Cases

Mary E. Adkins

in Making Modern Florida: How the Spirit of Reform Shaped a New State Constitution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062853
eISBN:
9780813051802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062853.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the Supreme Court’s actions on reapportionment cases nationally in the early 1960s when all states were malapportioned, and the Court’s movement toward the one-man-one-vote ... More


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