A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools

A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools

by Rachel Devlin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541697331
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 66,112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Rachel Devlin is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Roots of Change Lucile Bluford's Long Crusade 47

2 "This Lone Negro Girl" Ada Lois Sipuel, Desegregation Champion 104

3 Girls on the Front Line Grassroots Challenges in the Late 1940s 160

4 Laying the Groundwork Esther Brown and the Struggle in South Park, Kansas 223

5 "Hearts and Minds" The Road to Brown v Board of Education 289

6 "Take Care of My Baby" The Isolation of the First "Firsts" 363

7 "We Raised Our Hands and Said 'Yes We Will Go' " Desegregating Schools in the Mid-1960s 410

Epilogue 484

Acknowledgments 505

Archives and Collections 513

Notes 517

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