Along Freedom Road: Hyde County, North Carolina, and the Fate of Black Schools in the South / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$20.96
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $4.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 87%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $4.00   
  • New (2) from $26.94   
  • Used (9) from $4.00   

Overview

David Cecelski chronicles one of the most sustained and successful protests of the civil rights movement—the 1968-69 school boycott in Hyde County, North Carolina. For an entire year, the county's black citizens refused to send their children to school in protest of a desegregation plan that required closing two historically black schools in their remote coastal community. Parents and students held nonviolent protests daily for five months, marched twice on the state capitol in Raleigh, and drove the Ku Klux Klan out of the county in a massive gunfight.

The threatened closing of Hyde County's black schools collided with a rich and vibrant educational heritage that had helped to sustain the black community since Reconstruction. As other southern school boards routinely closed black schools and displaced their educational leaders, Hyde County blacks began to fear that school desegregation was undermining—rather than enhancing—this legacy. This book, then, is the story of one county's extraordinary struggle for civil rights, but at the same time it explores the fight for civil rights in all of eastern North Carolina and the dismantling of black education throughout the South.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A superb piece of scholarship. . . . Must reading for any student wishing to fully understand the legacy of the Brown case.

Journal of Southern History

Such original scholarship when 'school choice' is a current issue bears serious contemplation.

Booklist

Cecelski makes his case with clarity and fairness.

Progressive

A well-written analysis of a neglected feature of the civil rights movement in the South.

North Carolina Historical Review

Along Freedom Road is a book that should be read by anyone interested in civil rights, schooling, and southern history.

History of Education Quarterly

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807844373
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 4/29/1994
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

David S. Cecelski is the Lehman Brady Joint Chair Professor in Documentary and American Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 7
Prologue, 1954-1964 17
Ch. 1 White Folks' Ways 31
Ch. 2 Tired of Having to Bear the Burdens 59
Ch. 3 Once in Our Lifetimes 83
Ch. 4 Another Birmingham? 105
Ch. 5 The Marches to Raleigh 127
Ch. 6 The Hour of Harvest 145
Epilogue 163
Notes 175
Bibliography 207
Index 225
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)