Jim Crow's children: the broken promise of the Brown decision
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. So goes conventional wisdom. In fact, writes Peter Irons, 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 Childrenis a major contribution to the national debate over race and its implications for the American educational system.
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|record_details||ils:.b21159750|Book|Books||English|Viking :||xix, 376 pages ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||African American children -- Education -- History, Civil rights -- United States, Civil rights movements -- United States, Segregation in education -- United States|
|title_display||Jim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decision|
|title_full||Jim Crow's children : the broken promise of the Brown decision / Peter Irons|
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|topic_facet||African American children, Civil rights, Civil rights movements, Education, History, Segregation in education|