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The Resource Jim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decision, Peter Irons

Jim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decision, Peter Irons

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Jim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decision
Title
Jim Crow's children
Title remainder
the broken promise of the Brown decision
Statement of responsibility
Peter Irons
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Broken promise of the Brown decision
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the broken promise of the Brown decision
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court sounded the death knell for school segregation with its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. However, Peter Irons writes that today many of our schools are even more segregated than they were on the day when Brown was decided. In this groundbreaking legal history, Irons explores the 150-year struggle against Jim Crow education, showing how the great victory over segregation was won, then lost again. The author of several award-winning books, Irons ranges from 1849 to the present as he describes a battle that has stretched across most of American history. He skillfully weaves a gripping legal drama out of the stories of brave, now-forgotten men and women, of luminaries such as Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren, and explores the impact of the Brown decision on the communities actually involved in the case. Perceptive, fascinating, and devastating, Jim Crow's children is a major contribution to the national debate over race and its implications for the American educational system
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10166606
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MSL
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1940-
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Irons, Peter H.
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4155
LC item number
.I75 2004
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Segregation in education
  • Brown, Oliver
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the broken promise of the Brown decision
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Jim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decision, Peter Irons
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Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York: Viking, 2002
  • Includes index
Contents
Where are the Buttonwood kids? -- Cut yer thumb er finger off -- Forcibly ejected from said coach -- We got a good bunch of Nigras here -- Give me the colored doll -- We are tired of tar paper shacks -- I thanked God right then and there -- Study hard and accept the status quo -- We only took a little liberty -- We cannot turn the clock back -- War against the Constitution -- Too much deliberation and not enough speed -- Do two wrongs make a right? -- Two cities -- one white, the other black -- Too swift and too soon -- Doing the white man's thing -- Court's ruling remains unfulfilled -- Goal is quality education
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
376 p.
Isbn
9780142003756
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)54790108
Label
Jim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decision, Peter Irons
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York: Viking, 2002
  • Includes index
Contents
Where are the Buttonwood kids? -- Cut yer thumb er finger off -- Forcibly ejected from said coach -- We got a good bunch of Nigras here -- Give me the colored doll -- We are tired of tar paper shacks -- I thanked God right then and there -- Study hard and accept the status quo -- We only took a little liberty -- We cannot turn the clock back -- War against the Constitution -- Too much deliberation and not enough speed -- Do two wrongs make a right? -- Two cities -- one white, the other black -- Too swift and too soon -- Doing the white man's thing -- Court's ruling remains unfulfilled -- Goal is quality education
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
376 p.
Isbn
9780142003756
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)54790108

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