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Massive Resistance, Violence, and Southern Social Relations: The Little Rock, Arkansas, School Integration Crisis, 1954–1960

Karen S. Anderson

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/9780195177862.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the massive resistance against desegregation in Little Rock, Arkansas. It begins with a description of the efforts of organizations such as the Mother's League of Central High ... More


“Occupied Territory”: Mapping the Spatial Geographies of White Identity and Violence

Veronica T. Watson

in The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038891
eISBN:
9781621039808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038891.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter considers the insights and contributions of Melba Patillo Beals as well as other African American artists and intellectuals of the Civil Rights era who struggled not only to document ... More


The Battle of Little Rock

Simeon Booker

in Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037894
eISBN:
9781617037900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter, the author narrates the events surrounding the battle of Little Rock that occurred on September 24, 1957. On that day, 1,000 paratroopers of the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagle” ... More


School Desegregation: Trouble Ahead

Elaine Allen Lechtreck

in Southern White Ministers and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817525
eISBN:
9781496817570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817525.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

On 17 May 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously in Brown v The Board of Education that segregated public schools are unconstitutional. This chapter describes massive ... More


Basketball and Magic in “Middletown”: Locating Sport and Culture in American Social Science

Mark Dyreson

in Rooting for the Home Team: Sport, Community, and Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037610
eISBN:
9780252094859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037610.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the passion for Indiana high school basketball that social scientists Robert and Helen Lynd tackled in their 1929 book Middletown: A Study in Contemporary American Culture. In ... More


Organizing Athletics

James W. Miller

in Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169118
eISBN:
9780813169965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169118.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how basketball became an organized sport at black schools and its historical importance. As benefactors such as Julius Rosenwald poured support into education for young black ... More


Secret Ballot

James W. Miller

in Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169118
eISBN:
9780813169965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169118.003.0018
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how Louisville interests tried to persuade the KHSAA board to return the state high school basketball tournament to Louisville, over the objections of Lexington supporters. ... More


From Little Rock to Philadelphia: Making de Facto School Segregation a Media Issue

Matthew F. Delmont

in Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272071
eISBN:
9780520951600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272071.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Philadelphia's civil rights activists tried to use the media to make de facto segregation an issue that the city's school board could not avoid. More specifically, it ... More


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