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Author Purdy, Michelle A., author

Title Transforming the elite : black students and the desegregation of private schools / Michelle A. Purdy
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
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Contents The inheritances of a new elite private school -- Contending with change and challenges -- The blurring of public and private -- The fearless firsts -- Courageous navigation
Summary "When traditionally white public schools in the South became sites of massive resistance in the wake of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision, numerous white students exited the public system altogether, with parents choosing homeschooling or private segregationist academies. But some historically white elite private schools opted to desegregate. The black students that attended these schools courageously navigated institutional and interpersonal racism, but ultimately emerged as upwardly mobile leaders. 'Transforming the Elite' tells this story. Focusing on the experiences of the first black students to desegregate Atlanta's well-known Westminster Schools and national efforts to diversify private schools, Michelle A. Purdy combines social history with policy analysis"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Pressly, William L. (William Laurens), 1908-2001.
Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Ga.) -- History -- 20th century.
African American students -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 20th century.
Private schools -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 20th century.
School integration -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 20th century.
School integration -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018010257
ISBN 1469643502 (electronic bk.)
1469643510 (electronic bk.)
9781469643502 (electronic bk.)
9781469643519 (electronic bk.)