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With No Deliberate Speed: The Road from Brown to Alexander

Natalie G. Adams and James H. Adams

in Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819536
eISBN:
9781496819581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819536.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details what transpired in Mississippi between the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, and the Alexander v. Holmes County Board of ... More


The Daily Work of Doing Brown

Natalie G. Adams and James H. Adams

in Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819536
eISBN:
9781496819581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819536.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of school desegregation in Mississippi. After the Alexander v. Holmes Board of Education ruling on October 29, 1969, thirty Mississippi school districts ... More


“A Cruel and Intolerable Burden”: Black Mississippians and Freedom of Choice

Natalie G. Adams and James H. Adams

in Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819536
eISBN:
9781496819581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819536.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how school districts employed “freedom-of-choice” (FOC) plans after the 1964 Civil Rights Act to comply ostensibly with school desegregation orders. It relays the stories of ... More


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