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Color and Character: West Charlotte High and the American Struggle over Educational Equality

Pamela Grundy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469636078
eISBN:
9781469636092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636078.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At a time when race and inequality dominate national debates, the story of West Charlotte High School illuminates the possibilities and challenges of using racial and economic desegregation to foster ... More


Whose Victory? Whose Defeat?

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/9780226614458.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

When the civil rights campaign moved north, advocates of integration faced white flight and attendant re-segregation. In Boston, white violence prevented integration of the high schools. In cases ... More


Taxpayers and Taxeaters: Poverty and the Constitution

Camille Walsh

in Racial Taxation: Schools, Segregation, and Taxpayer Citizenship, 1869-1973

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469638942
eISBN:
9781469638959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638942.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter Six focuses on how demands for racial integration in education after Brown also frequently deployed tax-based activism to achieve their ends, from busing cases to the important, though brief, ... More


He Looks Like a Big Flag: Rocky and the Origins of Hollywood Colorblind Heroism

Justin Gomer

in White Balance: How Hollywood Shaped Colorblind Ideology and Undermined Civil Rights

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655802
eISBN:
9781469655826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655802.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the articulation of colorblindness as a coherent ideology around the issues of busing and affirmative action in the years between 1974 and 1978. The chapter offers a close reading ... More


Desegregating the South, 1955-1970

J. Harvie Wilkinson

in From Brown to Bakke: The Supreme Court and School Integration: 1945-1978

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195025675
eISBN:
9780197559963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195025675.003.0011
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Southern school desegregation after Brown progressed through four successive stages. The first might be termed absolute defiance, lasting from 1955 until the collapse of Virginia’s massive ... More


Busing in Southern Cities: Charlotte and Richmond

J. Harvie Wilkinson

in From Brown to Bakke: The Supreme Court and School Integration: 1945-1978

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195025675
eISBN:
9780197559963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195025675.003.0013
Subject:
Education, History of Education

It was an ugly, worn, but still functional piece of machinery that stopped by the roadside that fall morning to take Robin Smith to high school. Its coming was part of the early morning rhythm for ... More


To Bus or Not to Bus

J. Harvie Wilkinson

in From Brown to Bakke: The Supreme Court and School Integration: 1945-1978

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195025675
eISBN:
9780197559963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195025675.003.0014
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The Supreme Court in Swann drove the yellow school bus down the road of racial reform. And a bumpy journey it would prove to be. Why, one wonders, did the Court choose busing among all the ... More


Busing Moves West and North: Denver and Boston

J. Harvie Wilkinson

in From Brown to Bakke: The Supreme Court and School Integration: 1945-1978

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195025675
eISBN:
9780197559963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195025675.003.0015
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Busing students for integration did not please Senator John C. Stennis of Mississippi. “[P]arents,” said he, “are not going to permit their children to be boxed up and crated and hauled around the ... More


Busing the Suburbs: Milliken v. Bradley

J. Harvie Wilkinson

in From Brown to Bakke: The Supreme Court and School Integration: 1945-1978

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195025675
eISBN:
9780197559963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195025675.003.0016
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Brown v. Board of Education’s twentieth birthday was marked by blacks with mixed emotions. Yes, there had been conspicuous successes. Southern schools were increasingly integrated; Negroes had ... More


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