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Integration Now: Alexander V. Holmes and the End of Jim Crow Education

William P. Hustwit
Format
Book
Published
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Language
English
ISBN
9781469648552, 1469648555, 9781469648569 (ebook)
Summary
"Recovering the history of a landmark Supreme Court case that has received surprisingly little attention from scholars, William P. Hustwit assesses the significant role that Alexander v. Holmes (1969) played in integrating the South's public schools and argues that the Alexander decision was ultimately more decisive than Brown v. Board in terminating public school segregation. Although the Brown ruling has rightly received the lion's share of attention, its ambiguous implementation language -- 'all deliberate speed' -- led to more than a decade of delays and resistance by whites. Alexander v. Holmes required 'integration now, ' and less than a year later, thousands of children were attending integrated schools"--
Contents
  • Race and education before Alexander
  • The Holmes County movement
  • The grassroots and the lawyers
  • Pleading for the Fifth
  • All the President's mendacity
  • Alexander in the high court
  • An imperfect revolution : enforcing Alexander.
Description
xiii, 266 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-256) and index.
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