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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.
Journal of Southern History
Such original scholarship when 'school choice' is a current issue bears serious contemplation.
Cecelski makes his case with clarity and fairness.
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
|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|