ERIC Number: ED178653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The Shadows of the Past.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
In this review, historical events are used to depict those aspects of American and especially black history which preceded the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Slavery, the Civil War, and the civil rights movement are discussed. Efforts to achieve equal educational opportunity are described and an overview of school desegregation and other relevant legislation is provided. Reactions to these efforts and the gains that have been made in school integration, social integration, and the educational attainment of blacks since 1954 are described. Equal economic opportunity is discussed in terms of early Federal efforts, affirmative action, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, problems in enforcement, and sex discrimination in employment. Data which illustrate the changes that have occurred in the employment status, income status, and availability of public accommodations for non-whites and women are presented. (EB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black History, Blacks, Civil Rights Legislation, Desegregation Effects, Economic Status, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Females, Housing Opportunities, Income, Racial Integration, Racial Segregation, School Desegregation, Social Integration, State of the Art Reviews
Not available separately; See UD 019 897
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Alabama (Birmingham); Brown v Board of Education; King (Martin Luther Jr); March on Washington; National Association Advancement Colored People
Note: For related documents see UD 019 897-899, ED 102 285, and ED 111 291