ERIC Number: ED035689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-11
Reference Count: 0
Federal Enforcement of School Desegregation. A Report.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
The report's facts and conclusions come from the eight major studies of Southern school desegregation completed by the Commission between 1959 and September 1969, the Commission's 1968 hearing in Montgomery, Alabama, the hundreds of complaints received involving school desegregation (which are completely listed in Appendix B), and data supplied by the Office of Education and by the Department of Justice. The report deals with enforcement of desegregation as ordered by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 602 of which requires each Federal division extending Federal assistance to enforce Title VI in its programs. The major topics discussed are: the present level of achievement in school desegregation; obstacles to the enforcement of school desegregation, including a partial listing in Appendix A of Southern efforts to delay elementary and secondary school desegregation; the importance of governmental enforcement of school desegregation; the implications of the July 3, 1969 statement (reprinted in Appendix C) for future Federal enforcement; and Federal enforcement efforts in the Summer of 1969. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Civil Rights Act 1964; Commission on Civil Rights; Department of Justice; Office of Education; United States (South)