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ERIC Number: ED154088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-31
Pages: 40
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Impact of Desegregation; A Historical and Legal Analysis.
Harris, J. John, III
Court cases dating from the 1850s and pertaining to racial integration are reviewed in this paper. The impact that judicial decisions and laws have had on civil rights and on racial integration of the schools is discussed. Cases considered include suits from various states concerning voting rights, segregation of public transportation, segregated schools, and segregated housing. Black access to higher education in the first half of this century is also considered. Specific legal mandates for school desegregation are reviewed from the time of the "Brown" decision in 1954. Reaction to court orders to integrate schools in both Northern and Southern states is described. The contemporary situation is assessed, and some predictions about the future of school desegregation are offered. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)