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School Desegregation & Civil Rights: BOOKS & E-BOOKS

This LibGuide attempts to focus primarily on the desegregation of schools in the South. However, other locations such as Topeka, Kansas are also included.

Articles, Books, & Legal Cases

Jones, Leon.  From Brown to Boston: Desegregation in Education, 1954-1974.  Volume I: Articles and Books
LC214.2 .J65 1979 v.1

Jones, Leon.  From Brown to Boston: Desegregation in Education, 1954-1974.  Volume II: Legal Cases & Indexes
LC24.2 .J65 1979 v.2

NOTE:  These two volumes contain annotated bibliographies and case summaries.  This work represents a substantial effort to document desegregation in education following Brown v. Board of Education.

Selections from Our Nations Archive: The History of the United States in Documents


Brown v. Board of Education: "Separate but equal has no place" (Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren)                     p. 698

Cooper v. Aaron: "Equal Jusgtice under the law is thus made a living truth" (Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren)    p. 701

"Refrain from riding buses owned and operated by the city of Montgomery"   (Resolution of the Citizen's Mass Meeting)    p. 707

"Through nonviolence, courage displaces fear; love transforms hate"   (Student Nonviolent CoordinatingCommittee)          p. 708

"Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever"  (George Wallace)                                                                    p. 729

"Daddy, why do white people treat colored people so mean?" (Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter from a Birmingham jail)      p. 730

"I Have a Dream" (Martin Luther King, Jr.)                     p. 733

"Tinker v. Des Moines: "Schools may not be enclaves of tyotalitarianism" (Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas)               p. 748

Selected Titles

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