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Author Hustwit, William P., author

Title Integration now : Alexander v. Holmes and the end of Jim Crow education / William P. Hustwit
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
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Contents Race and education before Alexander -- The Holmes County movement -- The grassroots and the lawyers -- Pleading for the Fifth -- All the President's mendacity -- Alexander in the high court -- An imperfect revolution : enforcing Alexander
Summary "Recovering the history of a landmark Supreme Court case that has received surprisingly little attention from scholars, William P. Hustwit assesses the significant role that Alexander v. Holmes (1969) played in integrating the South's public schools and argues that the Alexander decision was ultimately more decisive than Brown v. Board in terminating public school segregation. Although the Brown ruling has rightly received the lion's share of attention, its ambiguous implementation language -- 'all deliberate speed' -- led to more than a decade of delays and resistance by whites. Alexander v. Holmes required 'integration now,' and less than a year later, thousands of children were attending integrated schools"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 6, 2019)
Subject Alexander, Beatrice -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Holmes County (Miss.). Board of Education -- Trials, litigation, etc.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
School integration -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
School integration -- Mississippi -- Holmes County -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469648563 (electronic bk.)
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