With All Deliberate Speed: Implementing Brown V. Board of Education

With All Deliberate Speed: Implementing Brown V. Board of Education

by Brian J. Daugherity
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557288690

ISBN-13: 9781557288691

Pub. Date: 04/15/2008

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

This is the first effort to provide a broad assessment of how well the Brown v. Board of Education decision that declared an end to segregated schools in the United States was implemented. Written by a distinguished group of historians, the twelve essays in this collection examine how African Americans and their supporters in twelve states—Arkansas, North

Overview

This is the first effort to provide a broad assessment of how well the Brown v. Board of Education decision that declared an end to segregated schools in the United States was implemented. Written by a distinguished group of historians, the twelve essays in this collection examine how African Americans and their supporters in twelve states—Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Delaware, Missouri, Indiana, Nevada, and Wisconsin—dealt with the Court’s mandate to desegregate “with all deliberate speed.” The process followed many diverse paths. Some of the common themes in these efforts were the importance of black activism, especially the crucial role played by the NAACP; entrenched white opposition to school integration, which wasn’t just a southern state issue, as is shown in Delaware, Wisconsin, and Indiana; and the role of the federal government, a sometimes inconstant and sometimes reluctant source of support for implementing Brown.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557288691
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction   Brian J. Daugherity   Charles C. Bolton     vii
Implementing Brown in Arkansas   Johanna Miller Lewis     1
The Cost of Opportunity: School Desegregation's Complicated Calculus in North Carolina   J. Michael McElreath     21
"Keep on Keeping On": African Americans and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia   Brian J. Daugherity     41
The Palmetto Revolution: School Desegregation in South Carolina   Vernon Burton   Lewie Reece     59
Defiance, Protest, and Compromise: The Struggle to Implement Brown in Georgia, 1950-1973   Thomas V. O'Brien     93
The Last Holdout: Mississippi and the Brown Decision   Charles C. Bolton     123
A State Divided: Implementation of the Brown Decision in Florida, 1954-1970   Caroline Emmons     139
Promises of Brown: Desegregating Education in Delaware, 1950-1968   Bradley Skelcher     155
Border State Ebb and Flow: School Desegregation in Missouri, 1954-1999   Peter William Moran     175
The Complexity of School Desegregation in the Borderland: The Case of Indiana   Jayne R. Beilke     199
Northern Desegregation and the Racial Politics of Magnet Schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin   Jack Dougherty     217
Brown, Integration, and Nevada   Michael S. Green     231
Notes     249
List of Contributors     329
Index     333

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