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The Resource Brown's battleground : students, segregationists, and the struggle for justice in Prince Edward county, Virginia, Jill Titus

Brown's battleground : students, segregationists, and the struggle for justice in Prince Edward county, Virginia, Jill Titus

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Brown's battleground : students, segregationists, and the struggle for justice in Prince Edward county, Virginia
Title
Brown's battleground
Title remainder
students, segregationists, and the struggle for justice in Prince Edward county, Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Jill Titus
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, Prince Edward County, Virginia, home to one of the five cases combined by the Court under Brown, abolished its public school system rather than integrate. Jill Titus situates the crisis in Prince Edward County within the seismic changes brought by Brown and Virginia's decision to resist desegregation. While school districts across the South temporarily closed a building here or there to block a specific desegregation order, only in Prince Edward did local authorities abandon public education entirely--and with every intention of permanence. When the public schools finally reopened after five years of struggle--under direct order of the Supreme Court--county authorities employed every weapon in their arsenal to ensure that the newly reopened system remained segregated, impoverished, and academically substandard. Intertwining educational and children's history with the history of the black freedom struggle, Titus draws on little-known archival sources and new interviews to reveal the ways that ordinary people, black and white, battled, and continue to battle, over the role of public education in the United States"--
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Titus, Jill Ogline
Dewey number
379.2/609755632
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC214.22.V8
LC item number
T58 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • School integration
  • Educational equalization
  • Public schools
  • African American students
  • Civil rights movements
  • Brown, Oliver
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
  • EDUCATION / History
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Brown's battleground : students, segregationists, and the struggle for justice in Prince Edward county, Virginia, Jill Titus
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-269) and index
Control code
ocn711043306
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii p.
Isbn
9780807835074
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011015091
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Brown's battleground : students, segregationists, and the struggle for justice in Prince Edward county, Virginia, Jill Titus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-269) and index
Control code
ocn711043306
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii p.
Isbn
9780807835074
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011015091
Other physical details
ill.

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