» » Elusive Equality Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk's Public Schools
uploaded.to



Information of news
  • Author: voska89
  • Date: 8-04-2015, 00:39
8-04-2015, 00:39

Elusive Equality Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk's Public Schools

Category: E-Books




Elusive Equality Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk's Public Schools

Elusive Equality: Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk's Public Schools by Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0813932882 | 320 pages | PDF | 6 MB



In Elusive Equality, Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford place Norfolk, Virginia, at the center of the South's school desegregation debates, tracing the crucial role that Norfolk's African Americans played in efforts to equalize and integrate the city's schools. The authors relate how local activists participated in the historic teacher-pay-parity cases of the 1930s and 1940s, how they fought against the school closures and "Massive Resistance" of the 1950s, and how they challenged continuing patterns of discrimination by insisting on crosstown busing in the 1970s and 1980s. Despite the advances made by local activists, however, Littlejohn and Ford argue that the vaunted "urban advantage" supposedly now enjoyed by Norfolk's public schools is not easy to reconcile with the city's continuing gaps and disparities in relation to race and class.

In analyzing the history of struggles over school integration in Norfolk, the authors scrutinize the stories told by participants, including premature declarations of victory that laud particular achievements while ignoring the larger context in which they take place. Their research confirms that Norfolk was a harbinger of national trends in educational policy and civil rights.

Drawing on recently released archival materials, oral interviews, and the rich newspaper coverage in the Journal and Guide, Virginian-Pilot, and Ledger-Dispatch, Littlejohn and Ford present a comprehensive, multidimensional, and unsentimental analysis of the century-long effort to gain educational equality. A historical study with contemporary implications, their book offers a balanced view based on a thorough, sober look at where Norfolk's school district has been and where it is going.
Elusive Equality Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk's Public Schools
Buy Premium From My Links To Get Resumable Support,Max Speed & Support Me


uploaded


Rapidgator.net

Site BBcode/HTML Code:
Dear visitor, you went to the site as unregistered user.
We recommend you Sign up or Login to website under your name.
Information
Would you like to leave your comment? Please Login to your account to leave comments. Don't have an account? You can create a free account now.

Tag Cloud

archive of news

^
 
free html hit counter