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Resurrecting Civil Rights: Reading an Old Act for a New Era

George Rutherglen

in Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739707
eISBN:
9780199979363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739707.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Human Rights and Immigration

Civil rights returned to dominate the nation's domestic agenda with Brown v. Board of Education. Although not directly involved in that case, the 1866 Act furnished part of the background for this ... More


Segregation Does Not Die Gradually of Itself: Jim Crow’s Collapse, 1945–1956

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

in Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635866
eISBN:
9781469635873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635866.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the post-World War II civil rights movement in Washington. The years between the end of World War II in 1945 and the Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Bolling v. Sharpe were the ... More


“I Thanked God Right Then and There”

Peter Irons

in White Men's Law: The Roots of Systemic Racism

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190914943
eISBN:
9780197582923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914943.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells the stories of the Black parents and children who challenged school segregation in the five cases decided by the Supreme Court in 1954 under the caption Brown v. Board of Education ... More


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