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New PDF release: Brown's Battleground: Students, Segregationists, and the

By Jill Ogline Titus

while the U.S. ultimate courtroom passed down its selection in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, Prince Edward County, Virginia, domestic to at least one of the 5 instances mixed by way of the court docket less than Brown, abolished its public tuition procedure instead of combine.

Jill Titus situates the hindrance in Prince Edward County in the seismic adjustments introduced by way of Brown and Virginia's choice to withstand desegregation. whereas tuition districts around the South briefly closed a construction the following or there to dam a selected desegregation order, in basic terms in Prince Edward did neighborhood specialists abandon public schooling entirely--and with each purpose of permanence. whilst the general public faculties ultimately reopened after 5 years of struggle--under direct order of the perfect Court--county specialists hired each weapon of their arsenal to make sure that the newly reopened approach remained segregated, impoverished, and academically substandard. Intertwining academic and kid's heritage with the background of the black freedom fight, Titus attracts on little-known archival assets and new interviews to bare the ways in which traditional humans, black and white, battled, and proceed to conflict, over the position of public schooling within the United States.

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