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Oral Arguments in a Landmark Case

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

in Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court: An Empirical Approach

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195368628
eISBN:
9780199867554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368628.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The case of Brown v. Board of Education (1954) is used as an example of the role of the oral arguments in deciding a case. A chronology of the case's development is provided. Excerpts from the oral ... More


Integration Interrupted: Tracking, Black Students, and Acting White after Brown

Karolyn Tyson (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199736447
eISBN:
9780199943951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736447.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

An all-too-popular explanation for why black students aren't doing better in school is their own use of the “acting white” slur to ridicule fellow blacks for taking advanced classes, doing ... More


Judicial Methodology, Southern School Desegregation, and the Rule of Law

David S. Tatel

in The Embattled Constitution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770122
eISBN:
9780814762806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770122.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the path of school desegregation following the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education and its 1968 decision holding that states have an affirmative ... More


The Battle for Educational Equality in the Postwar New South

Brandon K. Winford

in John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178257
eISBN:
9780813178264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178257.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Chapter 3 examines how the legal phase of the civil rights movement came together as World War II ended. It highlights Wheeler’s postwar activism and involvement in the battle for black educational ... More


How Constitutional Theory Found its Soul: The Contributions of Ronald Dworkin

Rebecca L. Brown

in Exploring Law's Empire: The Jurisprudence of Ronald Dworkin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546145
eISBN:
9780191706462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546145.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Like rain falling to a parched earth, Ronald Dworkin's early work lighted upon a field of constitutional thought desiccated by embarrassment over Brown v. Board of Education. From a distance of a ... More


Fade to Brown

Steve Estes

in Charleston In Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622323
eISBN:
9781469624921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622323.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks to both the courtroom and the schoolroom to determine why segregation still existed in some American schools half a century after the watershed Brown v. Board of Education decision ... More


Introduction: Desegregation Without Integration

Karolyn Tyson

in Integration Interrupted: Tracking, Black Students, and Acting White after Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199736447
eISBN:
9780199943951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736447.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The Supreme Court's decision in the 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education was supposed to eliminate school segregation. Brown promised more than desegregation; the decision also promised integration. ... More


“Integration with Dignity”: South Carolina Navigates the Clemson Crisis

Robert Mickey

in Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133386
eISBN:
9781400838783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education sparked a crisis over the desegregation of Clemson College in South Carolina. Prior to Brown, South Carolina's ... More


“No, Not One”: Georgia’s Massive Resistance and the Crisis at Athens

Robert Mickey

in Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133386
eISBN:
9781400838783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education sparked a crisis over the desegregation of the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens. On the eve of Brown, ... More


Misunderstanding the Limits of Science

Robin Feldman

in The Role of Science in Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368581
eISBN:
9780199867455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368581.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explains that the revolution in modern views of science has gone largely unnoticed in law. It discusses how our failure to understand the limitations of science creates distortions in ... More


Confronting School and Residential Segregation during the Cold War

Tracy E. K’Meyer

in Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125398
eISBN:
9780813135274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on educational and housing segregation prevailing during the period. It notes that the U.S. Supreme Court had issued the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas ruling, ... More


The Founding and Maintenance of Southern Enclaves, 1890–1940

Robert Mickey

in Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133386
eISBN:
9781400838783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the founding and maintenance of southern authoritarian enclaves during the period 1890–1940. It interprets the post-1890s South as a set of stable enclaves of authoritarian ... More


“No Task for the Amateur or Hothead”: Mississippi and the Battle of Oxford

Robert Mickey

in Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133386
eISBN:
9781400838783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, which struck down state-mandated segregation in public education, and its implications for southern authoritarian ... More


The Spirit of Brown

Roy L. Brooks

in The Racial Glass Ceiling: Subordination in American Law and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300223309
eISBN:
9780300227611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223309.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter lays the foundation for an understanding of the socio-legal race problem and possible solutions. It begins with the Supreme Court’s inglorious racial history in which the Court, from ... More


Failures and Foundations: The Covenant Cases and Postwar Black Freedom Struggles

Jeffrey D. Gonda

in Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625454
eISBN:
9781469625478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625454.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The final chapter contends with the cases’ complex and paradoxical legacies for America’s cities and the civil rights movement. The covenant cases returned from the Supreme Court chamber into the ... More


The Limits of Brown

Mark Golub

in Is Racial Equality Unconstitutional?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190683603
eISBN:
9780190683634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190683603.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Chapter 4 examines the rise of color-blind constitutionalism in the context of school desegregation and the Supreme Court’s post–Brown v. Board implementation cases. As typically understood, ... More


Defining the Constitution's Frames of Reference

David L. Faigman

in Constitutional Fictions: A Unified Theory of Constitutional Facts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195341270
eISBN:
9780199866878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341270.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Although variously described, a basic issue presented in all constitutional litigation involves what frame of reference should be used to assess constitutionality. For example, in Brown v. Board of ... More


After Rights: Choice and the Structure of Citizenship

Ujju Aggarwal

in Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State: Inequality, Exclusion, and Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479800155
eISBN:
9781479813100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800155.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter draws on ethnographic research; federal, state, and municipal policy mandates; and feminist and critical race theory to provide a genealogy of choice, as a key principle of reform and ... More


Making the Case for Segregation

Peter Charles Hoffer

in The Search for Justice: Lawyers in the Civil Rights Revolution, 1950-1975

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226614281
eISBN:
9780226614458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226614458.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Given the chance to make the case for segregated schools, or at least for delay of desegregation, the attorneys general of the southern states marshaled evidence and argument, and presented it to the ... More


“How Shall I Sing the Lord’s Song?”: Reactions to Brown v. Board of Education in South Carolina

Cherisse Jones-Branch

in Crossing the Line: Women's Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049250
eISBN:
9780813050089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049250.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 highlights South Carolina’s reaction to changes flowing from the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. It also explores the ways in which white and black women’s organizations ... More


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