Called To Jackson, Mississippi

Called To Jackson, Mississippi

by Brandon Sparkman
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Called To Jackson, Mississippi by Brandon Sparkman

Jackson, Mississippi, was the last place Dr. Brandon Sparkman would have chosen to work back in 1970. But an anonymous, threatening letter lured him there. In this memoir and historical documentary, Sparkman narrates what it was like to try to ensure a quality education for all students in Jackson and to save the schools from complete chaos and destruction during the height of desegregation.

Called to Jackson, Mississippi: Th e Last Bastion of Segregation tells how, as a school administrator, he regularly faced rebellious communities, hostile parents, disruptive students, defiant elected officials, unreasonable judges, and, occasionally, the Ku Klux Klan. It describes how he confronted the most hated man in the state and how he courageously took the Governor of Mississippi to court while dismantling the last bastion of segregated schools.

This historical account of the excruciating birth of desegregation in Jackson is revealed in a description of people and events that changed America forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462049905
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/19/2011
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Called to Jackson, Mississippi: The Last Bastion of Segregation: A Historical Documentary 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
bellion1986 More than 1 year ago
I loved the book and how the story encompassed both personal and professional struggle, adaptation and triumph. I highly recommend this book for anyone. It is well-written, interesting and enjoyable.
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