ERIC Number: ED412886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Fifty Years of Segregation. Black Higher Education in Kentucky, 1904-1954.
Hardin, John A.
This book examines the history of 20th century racial segregation in Kentucky higher education, the last state in the South to enact legislation banning interracial education in private schools and the first to remove it. In five chapters and an epilogue, the book traces the growth of racism, the period of acceptance of racism, the black community's efforts for reform, the stresses of "separate and unequal," and the unrelenting pressure to desegregate Kentucky schools. Different tactics, ranging from community and religious organization support to legislative and legal measures, that were used for specific campaigns are described in detail. The final chapters of the book describe the struggles of college presidents faced with student turmoil, persistent societal resistance from whites (both locally and legislatively), and changing expectations, after the 1954 Supreme Court decision in "Brown v. Board of Education" broadened desegregation to all public schools and the responsibility for desegregation shifted from politically driven state legislators or governors to college governing boards. Appendices contain tabular data on demographics, state appropriations, and admissions to public and private colleges and universities in Kentucky. (Contains approximately 550 notes and bibliographic references.) (BF)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Community, Black Education, Black History, Black Institutions, Black Leadership, Black Students, Blacks, College Desegregation, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Discriminatory Legislation, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Industrial Education, Racial Attitudes, Racial Discrimination, Racial Integration, Racial Segregation, School Desegregation
University Press of Kentucky, 663 South Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40508-4008; phone: 606-257-8761 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky