ERIC Number: ED360454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia's Response to "Brown v. Board of Education": The Rise and Fall of Massive Resistance, 1949-1961.
O'Brien, Thomas V.
An interpretive overview of Georgia's response to the 1954 school desegregation decision is presented. The study, approached historically, concludes that massive resistance to desegregation crumbled in the state in large part due to forces within the state. It is argued that the public's commitment to public education was stronger than its support of strict segregation, and this was significant because it took state government out of the business of legislating resistance and thus moved Georgia toward a more free and equitable society. Bibliographies list 64 primary and secondary sources. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Education, Classroom Desegregation, Community Attitudes, Desegregation Litigation, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Integration Readiness, Public Schools, Racial Attitudes, School Demography, School Desegregation, Social History, State Government, Voluntary Desegregation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education