ERIC Number: ED145016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Desegregation Without Turmoil; The Role of the Multi-Racial Community Coalition in Preparing for Smooth Transition.
This report of a conference on "Desegration without Turmoil" describes the community organization and public information efforts that preceded the implementation of government ordered school integration in cities where this transition was accomplished peacefully. It is the position of the participants in the conference that peaceful desegration in such communities, e.g., Detroit, Memphis, and Prince George's County, Maryland, could be directly attributed to these efforts. In cities where there was turmoil, the report maintains, the communities themselves were at fault, failing to adequately prepare the parents and children for the desegration process. The first part of this report describes the forming of coalitions, the participation of various community sectors, and the activities undertaken to facilitate peaceful integration. The second part of the report consists of the conference program schedule, texts of conference speeches by Ben Holman and George Meany, and an extensive list of individual and organizational resources on desegration. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Conference of Christians and Jews, New York, NY.
Note: This guide is based on a National Conference of the National Center for Quality Integrated Education and the Community Relations Service of the United States Department of Justice (Washington, D.C., May 19, 1976)