Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement

Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement

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qThe first comprehensive study of the process of desegregation as it unfolded during the twentieth century at the flagship universities and white land-grant institutions of the south.q--Amy Thompson McCandless, College of Charleston qBroadens the discussion of the civil rights movement to include academic spaces as sites of struggle and contributes to southern history by providing unique accounts of black agency during the dismantling of the Jim Crow South.q-- Stephanie Y. Evans, University of Florida Nowhere else can one read about how Brown v. Board of Education transformed higher education on campus after campus, in state after state, across the South. And no other book details the continuing struggle to change each school in the years that followed the enrollment of the first African American students. Institutions of higher education long functioned as bastions of white supremacy and black exclusion. Against the walls of Jim Crow and the powers of state laws, black southerners--prospective students, their parents and families, their lawyers and their communities--struggled to gain access and equity. Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement examines an understudied aspect of racial history, revealing desegregation to be a process, not an event.These essays add a critical dimension to the struggle for civil rights and expand our understanding of the movement.aquot;a€” James Oliver Horton, coauthor of Hard Road to Freedom aquot;The seven essays, introduction, and afterword firmly place the anbsp;...

Title:Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement
Author:Peter Wallenstein, Stanley Harrold, Randall M. (FRW) Miller
Publisher: - 2009-10-01


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