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The Processes of Law: Collins, Hodges, and Coleman Join the Federal Government

Anders Walker

in The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v Board of Education to Stall the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195181746
eISBN:
9780199870660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181746.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter takes the story into the post-massive resistance era, the 1960s and beyond, when Hodges, Collins, and Coleman all rose to positions in the federal government. Luther Hodges became ... More


“Means and Methods”: J. P. Coleman Limits Brown in Mississippi

Anders Walker

in The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v Board of Education to Stall the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195181746
eISBN:
9780199870660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181746.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on J. P. Coleman's response to Brown in Mississippi. Specifically, his struggle with Roy Wilkins, director of the NAACP, to project a positive image of the state and to thwart ... More


Polk’s Early Response to the Antislavery Movement

WILLIAM DUSINBERRE

in Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326031
eISBN:
9780199868308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326031.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Although during the 1840s James Polk cultivated the image of a Southern moderate on the slavery question, his early career contradicted this impression. In 1832 he had provoked a furious debate in ... More


“Legal Means”: Luther Hodges Limits Brown in North Carolina

Anders Walker

in The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v Board of Education to Stall the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195181746
eISBN:
9780199870660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181746.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how Luther Hodges, inspired by Coleman, developed his own strategies of fighting integration in North Carolina. It begins by discussing Hodges's work with the Pearsall Committee, a ... More


Introduction: Southerners of the True South

Anders Walker

in The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v Board of Education to Stall the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195181746
eISBN:
9780199870660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181746.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter focuses on Florida Governor LeRoy Collins, North Carolina Governor Luther Hodges, and Mississippi Governor James Plemon (J. P.) Coleman and their resistance to racial ... More


The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v Board of Education to Stall the Civil Rights Movement

Anders Walker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195181746
eISBN:
9780199870660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181746.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King, Jr. asserted that “the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, ... More


“Lawful and Peaceful Means”: LeRoy Collins Limits Brown in Florida

Anders Walker

in The Ghost of Jim Crow: How Southern Moderates Used Brown v Board of Education to Stall the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195181746
eISBN:
9780199870660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181746.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on how LeRoy Collins worked with a committee of legal experts to undermine Brown in Florida. Specifically, it discusses his use of state troopers and state agencies to monitor ... More


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